Overview

CHAI began work in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) in 2009 to support the country to eliminate malaria and improve access to lifesaving HIV diagnostics and treatment. Working with the Ministry of Health, Aidsfonds, and other partners, CHAI began the groundbreaking MaxART program in 2011 to reduce new infections and dramatically improve HIV 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 (ART) regardless of disease progression. In 2017, the government announced a first-time decline in HIV incidence in the country as a result of interventions such as MaxART, and results from the study are helping inform ‘Test and Start’ across sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, CHAI is working to improve access to HIV prevention tools such as oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and is helping the Ministry of Health increase patient access to less expensive and higher quality HIV medicines. We are helping Eswatini in its efforts to move towards quality universal health care coverage by developing and refining a prioritized benefits package as well as sustainable health financing programs and policies for its implementation. CHAI is also working to strengthen data collection and analysis for neglected tropical diseases and helping Eswatini decentralize care and management for hypertension and diabetes from tertiary to primary care facilities.

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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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