News and Publications

HP Wins 2012 Justmeans Social Innovation Award

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.

Kenya's Startup Boom

02/22/2012 TECHNOLOGY REVIEW - Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.

Impact of mentorship on WHO-AFRO Strengthening Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA)

02/16/2012 AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE - The improvment of the quality of testing services in public laboratories is a high priority in many countries. Consequently, initiatives to train laboratory staff on quality management are being implemented, for example, the World Health Organization Regional Headquarters for Africa (WHO-AFRO) Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA). Mentorship may be an effective way to augment these efforts.

H.I.V.: Quick Follow-Up Testing Increases Rate Seeking Antiretroviral Treatment

10/03/2011 New York Times - In low-income countries, as many as two-thirds of those in need of antiretroviral drugs to treat H.I.V. infection never get them.

Rapid Testing Sharply Cuts HIV Patient Dropout Rate

09/26/2011 PBS Newshour - Every time an HIV clinic tells a patient to come back for more testing or for laboratory results there is a risk the patient will never return.

Effect of point-of-care CD4 cell count tests on retention of patients and rates of antiretroviral therapy initiation in primary health clinics: an observational cohort study

09/26/2011 The Lancet - Loss to follow-up of HIV-positive patients before initiation of antiretroviral therapy can exceed 50% in low-income settings and is a challenge to the scale-up of treatment.

HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia: CHAI and UNITAID

08/01/2011 CHAI - A report on the UNITAID and CHAI programs in Ethiopia

Kagame Receives U.S. Health Professionals

05/13/2011 NEW TIMES - President Paul Kagame hosted a delegation of 38 people from leading universities in the United States, led by Ira Magaziner, the co-founder of Clinton Health Access Initiative

Mother-Baby Pack Update - More Efforts Needed

04/25/2011 UNICEF - UNICEF has been working with partners on an innovation to address the transmission of HIV from mother to Child – the Mother-Baby Pack.

Accurate CD4 T-cell enumeration and antiretroviral drug toxicity monitoring in primary healthcare clinics using point-of-care testing

03/27/2011 AIDS - Evaluation of the accuracy of point-of-care tests (POCTs) for CD4 cell, clinical chemistry and hemoglobin in primary healthcare clinics in Mozambique.

African Society for Laboratory Medicine to Kickoff in Addis Ababa

03/11/2011 NEW BUSINESS ETHIOPIA - Laboratory medicine professionals will convene in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia from March 14–16, 2011, to officially launch the newly established African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

Zambian Government to Employ 20,000 Health Workers

03/11/2011 LUSAKA TIMES - The Ministry of Health in Zambia is looking to fill 20,000 employment openings in the public healthcare sector.

Rwanda Unveils Model Rural Hospital for Sub-Saharan Africa

02/09/2011 The Independent - Butaro Hospital brings tech savvy modern healthcare to Burera

HP, Clinton Foundation to the aid of HIV infants

12/27/2010 EAST AFRICAN MAGAZINE - HP Partners With Clinton Health Access Initiative to Enhance Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

HP, Clinton Collaborate on Infant HIV Testing, Treatment in Kenya

12/01/2010 eWeek - HP has joined with CHAI (the Clinton Health Access Initiative) to provide the technological backbone for testing and treating infants exposed to HIV in Kenya.

HP and Clinton Health Access Initiative Partner to Accelerate Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

12/01/2010 CHAI - HP and Clinton Health Access Initiative Partner to Accelerate Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

HP, Bill Clinton To Help Infants With HIV In Kenya

11/30/2010 FAST COMPANY - HP announced that it has teamed up with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to help bring adequate treatment to infants infected with HIV in Kenya.

Abbott Joins Clinton Health Access Initiative in Effort to Improve Infant Testing for HIV in Africa

11/08/2010 Abbott - Abbott and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) have joined forces to provide HIV testing to infants in all countries working in partnership with the CHAI.

Mother-Baby Pack launched to prevent HIV transmission in Kenya

11/01/2010 UNICEF - The simple yet revolutionary Mother-Baby-Pack could have an impact on increasing the number of babies born free of HIV.

Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment

10/25/2010 IRIN NEWS - Mozambique’s Ministry of Health has increasingly begun experimenting with new technology to make diagnosing and monitoring HIV patients quicker and easier.