Donor Disclosure Policy
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. Policy Update:
April 16, 2015
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease, and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world. CHAI areas of focus include HIV/AIDS and TB, Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Health Care Systems, Malaria, Human Resources for Health, Vaccines, and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.
CHAI is committed to ensuring public confidence in its practices as well as ensuring its policies regarding support from international partners are appropriate. Effective today, CHAI will implement the following policies:
Increase Donor Disclosure: CHAI will increase the frequency of disclosure of donors from annually to quarterly, publishing new contributors beginning in July 2015, and then each quarter thereafter (i.e., October, January, and April).
Contributions from Foreign governments: CHAI will accept funding from foreign governments committed to meeting global health challenges, when:
1) The government has funded or is funding the lifesaving global health work of CHAI; and when
2) The government is one with which CHAI is now working in the developing world and the funds would directly support those efforts. CHAI encourages financial support from developing countries that want to contribute to building stronger health systems and improving health care quality. As part of its disclosure practices, CHAI will disclose whether funds originate from the developing country government or a multilateral development organization (e.g. the World Bank or the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).
A list of CHAI donors and all countries where CHAI is currently working can be found on the CHAI website.
For any other foreign government, a new contribution first must be reviewed and approved by the independent Board Members of CHAI. The criteria used by the independent Board Members in conducting their review process will be made public. New foreign government donors that are approved will be posted on the CHAI website within seven days of approval. Independent Board Members of the CHAI Board are: Ray Chambers, United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria; Founder, Malaria No More; Mala Gaonkar, Trustee, Global Health Delivery Partnership; Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health; and Tachi Yamada, Former President of the Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
During the period that Secretary Clinton is running for President, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will not solicit funds from foreign governments or negotiate agreements for funds from foreign governments.