TUBERCULOSIS

TUBERCULOSIS
The Issue
Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading cause of death from infectious disease after COVID-19 globally. Nearly all deaths from the disease occur in low- and middle-income countries. Children and people living with HIV are particularly vulnerable. Efforts to reduce the epidemic have been hampered by drug resistance, poor case finding and treatment management, barriers to accessing and effectively implementing new and better drugs and diagnostics, catastrophic costs to patients and their families, and high cascade of care losses.
CHAI's Approach

CHAI is working with our partners to eliminate TB, helping governments better identify, diagnose, treat, and prevent the disease to save lives and decrease transmission. We work with suppliers and governments to facilitate the introduction of new quality-assured products at lower prices that offer higher cure rates, shorter treatment durations, and fewer side effects.

We support countries with innovative tools to find those who may be infected and get them treated early through the introduction and scale-up of new TB diagnostics. We help accelerate the adoption of treatment algorithms and service delivery innovations for drug-resistant TB. We are also working with countries to roll out shorter preventative treatments to vulnerable, high-risk populations, including people living with HIV, children, and contacts of those with the disease to prevent the active form of the disease.

Results
>65%
reduction in price of optimal TB preventive therapy 3HP
>4M
courses of improved TPT regimens procured in LMICs at access pricing
60%
reduction in costs of dCXR+CAD for Indian case finding initiative

Join Our Team

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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Join Our Team

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.

View All CHAI Positions View Program Positions