Our Mission
Sorita, newly orphaned after the death of her mother, was found dying of TB and end stage AIDS by the CHC team who nurtured her back to health.

The Global Health Committee is focused on curing tuberculosis (TB) and effectively treating AIDS among the world's poorest populations. We believe that it is a fundamental human right to receive medicines for curable or treatable diseases. We seek to accomplish our mission by:

  1. Providing access to medicine and the education, knowledge and support to complete difficult courses of therapy to lead healthy lives
  2. Conducting research and discovery to find more effective and innovative approaches to treatment
  3. Advocating for access to TB and AIDS medicines for all who need them
Sorita in 2011, cured of TB and stable on HIV medications.

Our efforts are focused on adults and children in Asia and Africa. We work in rural and urban settings, reaching those displaced by war, live in post-conflict nations or who are otherwise unable to access medicine for curable or treatable illnesses. We assist people regardless of race, sex, age, religion or political affiliation.

Delivery of care, discovery of new knowledge, advocacy and research are the key components of our work in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. Our goal is to find timely, new answers – from the grassroots to the lab – for how to best overcome diseases such as TB and AIDS.

Our Vision

Healthcare is a human right. No one should die from a treatable or curable infectious disease.

Our Approach
Provide care to those in need today; seek knowledge to eradicate TB and AIDS tomorrow
Sok Thim examines a patient doing well on therapy for Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis at his home in Svay Rieng in 2003.
A commitment to care
We deliver free TB and AIDS care to some of the world's poorest people because we find it unacceptable that people are dying every day from these treatable diseases.

Ameliorate malnutrition and poverty
We provide food, education and microfinance projects that strike at the root causes of TB and AIDS.

Build partnerships
We enlist families, communities, national health systems and international agencies to create effective and enduring solutions.

Scale for success
We work to build infrastructure and capacity to have the greatest impact on the world's most vulnerable populations.

Clinical and basic research
We conduct discovery-driven research to improve the delivery of TB and AIDS care today, and find more effective and innovative approaches moving forward.

Advocate for access to medicine for all
Wherever and whenever we can, expose and publicize the tragedy of TB and AIDS to facilitate access to medicine and research.