Overview

CHAI began partnering with the Zambian government in 2007 to improve care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. We helped the Ministry of Health identify and address critical gaps in the health system and supported the introduction of the first national pediatric clinical mentoring guidelines. CHAI helped facilitate the procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) medications to increase the number of HIV positive children receiving this lifesaving treatment.

Today, we are continuing to support the Ministry to introduce newer and higher quality HIV medications and diagnostic technologies such as viral load testing. We are helping the government strengthen the health workforce through training, deployment, mentorships, and the latest clinical guidance, and have implemented our integrated approach to maternal and neonatal health in 144 facilities in 12 districts to save the lives of women and babies in the critical window around childbirth. Simultaneously, we are supporting access to critical family planning tools to save the lives of women and girls. We are also working closely with the government to bring health care as close to rural families as possible and have supported the introduction and scale up of community based health workers known as Community Health Assistants (CHA). CHAI is helping the government to strengthen financial and performance management systems and increase the use of evidence-based decision making to reach its goal of universal health coverage.

Our Work
Cover of the 2018 Annual Report

November 13, 2019

CHAI releases 2018 Annual Report

The theme for the 2018 Annual Report is ‘Our Approach in Action’. There are examples in each program section of a time that CHAI’s approach was successfully applied to support our partners toward our mission.

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September 5, 2019

How quick action and training is saving the lives of mothers and babies in Zambia

Every year in Zambia, 398 out of every 100,000 women die from pregnancy or child birth. Many of these deaths are a result of delay in seeking care. While many women know to go to a health facility to improve their chances of a safe childbirth, getting there can be a significant challenge. Reaching one...

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December 21, 2018

CHAI joins the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)

CHAI is proud to join the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). iDSI is a global network of health, policy and economic experts supporting low- and middle-income countries to make healthcare investment decisions that reflect the best value-for-money. CHAI is one of several partners who will expand the group’s global network of expertise and cross-country experience....

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July 25, 2018

Breakthrough agreement will reduce costs and increase access to diagnostic technology for millions in low- and middle-income countries

Amsterdam – A breakthrough pricing agreement will significantly reduce the cost of diagnostic testing for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and cervical cancer for millions of people in low- and middle-income countries. Diagnostic testing improves patient care, helps prevent the spread of disease, and reduces healthcare spending. The new agreement, announced today at the 2018 International AIDS Conference,...

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Cover of the 2018 Annual Report

November 13, 2019

CHAI releases 2018 Annual Report

The theme for the 2018 Annual Report is ‘Our Approach in Action’. There are examples in each program section of a time that CHAI’s approach was successfully applied to support our partners toward our mission.

Read More

September 5, 2019

How quick action and training is saving the lives of mothers and babies in Zambia

Every year in Zambia, 398 out of every 100,000 women die from pregnancy or child birth. Many of these deaths are a result of delay in seeking care. While many women know to go to a health facility to improve their chances of a safe childbirth, getting there can be a significant challenge. Reaching one...

Read More

December 21, 2018

CHAI joins the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)

CHAI is proud to join the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). iDSI is a global network of health, policy and economic experts supporting low- and middle-income countries to make healthcare investment decisions that reflect the best value-for-money. CHAI is one of several partners who will expand the group’s global network of expertise and cross-country experience....

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July 25, 2018

Breakthrough agreement will reduce costs and increase access to diagnostic technology for millions in low- and middle-income countries

Amsterdam – A breakthrough pricing agreement will significantly reduce the cost of diagnostic testing for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and cervical cancer for millions of people in low- and middle-income countries. Diagnostic testing improves patient care, helps prevent the spread of disease, and reduces healthcare spending. The new agreement, announced today at the 2018 International AIDS Conference,...

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CHAI is looking for dynamic and self-motivated individuals who are committed to strengthening health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other illnesses.

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