Our work is focused in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries and an HIV/AIDS hotspot, where almost 85 percent of the population lives in rural villages. Millions of the most vulnerable live far off the healthcare grid without access to reliable disease prevention, treatment and care.
Specifically, GAIA implements programs that are designed to eliminate HIV and other needlessly life-threatening diseases like malaria and TB by building healthcare capacity, delivering services to the far end of the road and working toward the UNAIDS HIV 90-90-90 targets (see strategy below). GAIA programs have undergone rigorous testing and evaluation to maximize impact; these include:
1) Nursing Scholarship Program, which provides support to poor and orphaned young women, both lifting them out of poverty and building the healthcare workforce in Malawi, where 60% of nursing positions in the public sector are vacant;
2) Mobile Health Clinics, which bring life-saving care and HIV services to the most vulnerable people in the most remote and rural regions; and
3) Targeted Community Programs, which provide HIV prevention, testing and linkage to treatment for populations most at risk, including girls, orphans and men.