News and Information
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News and Publications
Optimising the manufacture, formulation, and dose of antiretroviral drugs for more cost-efficient delivery in resource-limited settings: a consensus statement
07/01/2012 THE LANCET - It is expected that funding limitations for worldwide HIV treatment and prevention in resource-limited settings will continue, and, because the need for treatment scale-up is urgent, the emphasis on value for money has become an increasing priority.
04/26/2012 CHAI - Congratulations to our partner, Hewlett Packard (HP), for winning the Justmeans Social Innovation Award for Most Strategic Us of Philanthropic Funds! We are proud to collaborate with HP, the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, and Strathmore University to save the lives of more than 100,000 infants in Kenya each year through our Early Infant Diagnosis Program.
04/25/2012 ORGANIC PROCESS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - Scientists are reporting development of a new, higher-yield, two-step, less costly process that may ease supply problems and zigzagging prices for the raw material essential for making the mainstay drug for malaria, a disease that sickens 300-500 million people and kills more than 1 million people annually. The report on the process, which uses readily available substances and could be easily implemented by drug companies, appears in ACS’ journal Organic Process Research & Development.
An agreement announced today will reduce the achievable cost per use of the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) by over 75 percent and expand access to this innovative new product, which has been shown to safely and effectively reduce mortality due to post-partum hemorrhage, a leading cause of the nearly 290,000 maternal deaths reported annually around the world. The agreement represents a partnership between the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., the Safe Motherhood Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Blue Fuzion Group, which supplies the product – the Lifewrap NASG.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) supports national governments to expand high-quality care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. CHAI offers reduced prices for antiretrovirals (ARVs) to members of its Procurement Consortium. See the 2014 ARV Ceiling Price List here.
CHAI is proud to be part of a collaborative consortium working to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola by 2020 and create a malaria-free zone across the Caribbean. “Malaria was very nearly eliminated from Hispaniola in the 1960s, but funding and operational planning were insufficient to get the job done. This consortium has the exciting opportunity to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic finally wipe out malaria in the Caribbean and end a disease that has been a burden there since it was first introduced 500 years ago,” said Justin Cohen, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior director, Global Malaria. Learn more about this collaborative effort here
Key CHAI Documents
Did CHAI’s tax forms have major errors that resulted in “under- and over-reporting, by millions of dollars,” as reported by Reuters?
Questions and Answers on CHAI's donor disclosure policy
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. Policy Update: