CHAI has been working with the government in Mozambique since 2002 to improve services at health facilities around the country, beginning with treatment and diagnosis of HIV for children and the introduction of affordable pediatric antiretroviral medication. Central to our work, we have implemented innovations and leveraged public-private partnerships to transform health service delivery through mobile technology, improvements to the supply chain, and identifying cost efficiencies within the national health system.
CHAI is supporting technologies to diagnose and link patients to treatment more quickly, including point-of-care testing. Today, over 90 percent of eligible children tested on a point-of-care device are initiated on treatment the same day. This innovative diagnosis is helping health facilities rapidly diagnose diseases such as HIV and cervical cancer and as well as life-threatening obstetric emergencies such as preeclampsia, the second largest cause of maternal death and stillbirths. We are also working with the government to develop an early warning system for disease outbreaks which will be live in all health facilities by 2020.
To ensure quality vaccines are reaching children, we are helping the government to improve the cold chain system. We are also working with the Ministry of Health and partners on a new and more effective control for malaria, with the goal of pre-elimination.