- Overview CHAI began partnering with the government of the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in 2009 to help eliminate malaria and improve access to lifesaving HIV diagnostics and treatment. In 2011, CHAI, the Ministry of Health, and other partners began the groundbreaking MaxART program to reduce new HIV infections and dramatically improve diagnosis and linkage to care. The second phase of the program included a pioneering study to help demonstrate the effectiveness of the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended ‘Test and Start’ approach to treatment calling for all HIV-positive individuals to begin antiretroviral therapy regardless of disease progression. In 2020, Eswatini, was one of the first countries to achieve the ‘95-95-95’ global HIV targets because of interventions such as MaxART.
We are currently supporting the country to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage by increasing access to basic quality health services. Our support focuses on mobilizing adequate resources to fund the health needs of the population, strengthening public financial management, and increasing efficient savings for program implementation. Additionally, we are helping the government define a national (?) benefits package to make quality healthcare available at all levels of care. We are also working to scale-up diagnosis and treatment for non-communicable diseases including the development of a healthy food public procurement policy to promote healthy eating. CHAI is supporting efforts to increase access to medical oxygen, as well as generating demand for adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.
primary health facilities providing diabetes and hypertension services
Rural Health Motivators trained on diabetes and hypertension screening and client counseling
adults living with HIV who received treatment in 2021