Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative
The United States former President Clinton established the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) in 2002 to lessen discrimination and to close the gap in treatment access. This was accomplished by negotiating lower prices for lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ARV) and by working with governments to improve the national health care systems required to deliver crucial medicines. CHAI has now expanded its scope of work beyond ARVs to increase access to diagnostics and malaria medicines, as well as to address a variety of issues that must be overcome in order to turn the tide of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, including: supporting governments in delivery of services; increasing human resource capacity for care; and preventing the transmission of the disease from mothers to their children.
CHAI focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results -- global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America. The Foundation, working in collaboration with governments and other partners, makes a significant impact in the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. The mission of CHAI is to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative is helping to turn the tide on the HIV/AIDS pandemic by working with governments and other partners to increase the availability of high-quality AIDS care and treatment for people in need, lower the cost of essential tests and treatments, and strengthen health systems in the developing world
Links to the health workforce crisis
The overall goal of CHAI is to strengthen the human resource capacity of its partner countries to deliver comprehensive, accessible primary health care. It does this supporting the priorities and needs of its government partners with investments and technical assistance at the country level.
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