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

June 3, 2021

HIV Mid-Year Market Memo 2021

In our fifth edition: the latest trends in the HIV space in low- and middle-income countries, including how COVID-19 has impacted access to services.

Introducing the fifth edition of CHAI’s HIV Mid-Year Market Memo, a brief that covers the latest trends in the HIV space in low- and middle-income countries since the publication of CHAI’s annual HIV Market Report in September 2020.

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An African male healthcare worker checks the fluid levels in the patients IV drip

March 8, 2021

CHAI and ACS announce agreement to expand Cancer Access Partnership  

The expanded partnership will increase access to leading-edge cancer treatments in low- and middle-income countries including biologics and hormonal therapies.

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Screening Trainings in Gwalior Medical College

February 4, 2021

Despite COVID-19 hurdles, cervical cancer programs continue to grow

In 2019, CHAI launched our cervical cancer program with support from Unitaid. We partnered with governments in seven low-and-middle income countries to scale up safe, effective, and affordable pre-cancer screening and treatment technologies and assist partner governments in achieving global cervical cancer elimination targets, aiming to reduce the rate of premature mortality from the disease by a third.

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Sitting across from each other at a desk, a health worker gives advice to a woman living with HIV.

January 19, 2021

Near point-of-care HIV viral load monitoring improves result turnaround times

A new study published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society highlights a CHAI-led project in seven sub-Saharan African countries to evaluate near-point-of-care (near-POC) tests used to monitor HIV viral load.

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June 3, 2021

HIV Mid-Year Market Memo 2021

In our fifth edition: the latest trends in the HIV space in low- and middle-income countries, including how COVID-19 has impacted access to services.

Introducing the fifth edition of CHAI’s HIV Mid-Year Market Memo, a brief that covers the latest trends in the HIV space in low- and middle-income countries since the publication of CHAI’s annual HIV Market Report in September 2020.

Read More
An African male healthcare worker checks the fluid levels in the patients IV drip

March 8, 2021

CHAI and ACS announce agreement to expand Cancer Access Partnership  

The expanded partnership will increase access to leading-edge cancer treatments in low- and middle-income countries including biologics and hormonal therapies.

Read More
Screening Trainings in Gwalior Medical College

February 4, 2021

Despite COVID-19 hurdles, cervical cancer programs continue to grow

In 2019, CHAI launched our cervical cancer program with support from Unitaid. We partnered with governments in seven low-and-middle income countries to scale up safe, effective, and affordable pre-cancer screening and treatment technologies and assist partner governments in achieving global cervical cancer elimination targets, aiming to reduce the rate of premature mortality from the disease by a third.

Read More
Sitting across from each other at a desk, a health worker gives advice to a woman living with HIV.

January 19, 2021

Near point-of-care HIV viral load monitoring improves result turnaround times

A new study published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society highlights a CHAI-led project in seven sub-Saharan African countries to evaluate near-point-of-care (near-POC) tests used to monitor HIV viral load.

Read More
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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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