Overview

CHAI began work in Malawi in 2006 to help strengthen the country’s health delivery systems and improve patient’s access to medicines and health products. Working alongside the government, we helped to reduce prices for lifesaving antiretroviral therapy and diagnostics for HIV, scale up programs to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies, deliver lifesaving vaccinations, and reduce malnutrition. We continue to support the government to access optimal HIV medications, diagnostics, and health products for Advanced HIV Disease, and to increase product demand and usage by updating national treatment and testing guidelines and guiding the rollout of new products. CHAI is also supporting the Ministry of Health to provide timely and quality-assured point-of-care diagnostic services including Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and Viral Load (VL) testing.

We are working with the government to reform its health financing systems to better quantify and understand its health resource needs, secure funding, and coordinate donor aid. We are supporting efforts to improve the health workforce, including scholarships for nursing and midwifery students, and constructing skills labs, classrooms, lecture theaters, and hostels across nine training colleges. CHAI is helping accelerate access to family planning services and is scaling up quality emergency obstetric care, including increased availability of skilled birth attendants. Working alongside the National TB Control Program (NTP), we are engaging private providers such as pharmacies and traditional healers to support screening and referral for patients with tuberculosis.

Our Work

May 16, 2022

Portable, affordable devices may expand access to treatment for cervical precancer, project finds

This white paper documents the project's experience with rolling out thermal ablation, a portable and effective tool to treat cervical precancer, as well as appropriate training.

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May 16, 2022

Portable thermal ablation devices allow more women to access lifesaving cervical cancer prevention in countries where the majority of deaths occur

The white paper published today shows that thermal ablation, a portable and effective tool for treating cervical precancer, has the potential to substantially expand access in low- and middle-income countries where almost 90 percent of deaths occur.

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May 12, 2022

Investing in nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage in Zambia and Malawi

To commemorate International Nursing Day 2022, we highlight progress to develop the health workforce in Malawi and Zambia. We also share the experiences of nurses in both countries.

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May 3, 2022

New publication describes evidence-based strategic planning for the health workforce in Malawi

Using modeling and analyses using to inform targeted investments in human resources for health. A strong and well-distributed health workforce is essential to providing quality health services. However, too often, the health workforce is often insufficient to meet the need, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Human resource costs often represent a large portion of...

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May 16, 2022

Portable, affordable devices may expand access to treatment for cervical precancer, project finds

This white paper documents the project's experience with rolling out thermal ablation, a portable and effective tool to treat cervical precancer, as well as appropriate training.

Read More

May 16, 2022

Portable thermal ablation devices allow more women to access lifesaving cervical cancer prevention in countries where the majority of deaths occur

The white paper published today shows that thermal ablation, a portable and effective tool for treating cervical precancer, has the potential to substantially expand access in low- and middle-income countries where almost 90 percent of deaths occur.

Read More

May 12, 2022

Investing in nurses and midwives to achieve universal health coverage in Zambia and Malawi

To commemorate International Nursing Day 2022, we highlight progress to develop the health workforce in Malawi and Zambia. We also share the experiences of nurses in both countries.

Read More

May 3, 2022

New publication describes evidence-based strategic planning for the health workforce in Malawi

Using modeling and analyses using to inform targeted investments in human resources for health. A strong and well-distributed health workforce is essential to providing quality health services. However, too often, the health workforce is often insufficient to meet the need, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Human resource costs often represent a large portion of...

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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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