The world spends billions of dollars each year developing drugs, vaccines, and other lifesaving interventions to help low-income countries. However, every dollar spent is wasted if there is no health worker to provide these essential health services to patients.
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By collaborating with manufacturers on the supply side and governments on the demand side – and transitioning the market to a high-volume, low-cost model – CHAI has reduced the cost of key drugs and enabled millions of people to receive lifesaving treatment. CHAI began its work in the Bahamas, and today, more than 70 countries are benefiting from treatments and diagnostics at prices that CHAI has helped to negotiate.
CHAI has applied this model to address treatments for malaria, diarrhea, and tuberculosis, to improve access to diagnostics, and to scale up the delivery of lifesaving vaccines in countries such as India, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda – where providers and consumers are often unaware of the recommended drugs or vaccines. By partnering with governments to address these challenges, CHAI has also helped to create evidence-based solutions that are tailor-made to each country's needs, and has helped developing countries save more than $3 billion since 2007. And through human resources for health programs, CHAI is working with governments to improve medical and health education to a generation of health professionals. CHAI continues to work to economize and improve care in developing countries, with an ultimate goal of fundamentally changing the economics of global health and building health systems that are self-sustaining.
To learn more about CHAI, visit www.clintonhealthaccess.org