Khai Tram

Khai is a research assistant on the global policy team, focusing on infectious diseases and maternal and child health. Before joining ONE, Khai was a research and policy fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, where he worked on human impact calculations and analysis of global health funding. In 2010, he spent six months in South Africa, conducting research on health and human rights.

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PEPFAR’s big night at the Oscars

PEPFAR’s big night at the Oscars

Ok, so the US bilateral AIDS assistance program, PEPFAR, didn’t win an Oscar on Sunday night, but it still deserves a round of applause. Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a 678-page, congressionally-mandated report validating the life-saving initiative that we at ONE and others in the HIV/AIDS advocacy com......
2012 Highlights: A look back in our work to end AIDS

2012 Highlights: A look back in our work to end AIDS

It’s a wrap! This year is coming to an end, and now it’s time to take stock of the previous 12 months. Having started at ONE in January, it has been a truly rewarding experience to work an entire year at such a passionate and hard-hitting organization. A lot of my first year has been spent focused on HIV/AIDS, and as I re...
A big win for tuberculosis testing

A big win for tuberculosis testing

Great news this week: the cost for a rapid diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) has been negotiated down to less than $10, a reduction of more than 40 percent, making it affordable for a vast number of low- and middle-income countries. This molecular diagnostic system, developed by GeneXpert, provides rapid diagnosis of TB, ......
AIDS 2012: On key populations, BRICS and treatment scale-up

AIDS 2012: On key populations, BRICS and treatment scale-up

Today is the second-to-last day of the International AIDS Conference here in Washington, D.C., and the conference shows no signs of slowing down. Since my last update, I have attended seven sessions, two satellite events and one workshop, with scarcely enough time in between to grab a bite to eat. At some point, conference fa......
International AIDS Conference Day 2: Own It, Fund It, Measure It!

International AIDS Conference Day 2: Own It, Fund It, Measure It!

It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours since the start of AIDS 2012, and I find myself constantly running from session to session, absorbing as much information as I can from the multitude of panels, symposia, abstracts, posters, satellite events, and workshops. (Check out the full conference programme here). Even more important is......
A-List: Coal train to South Africa

A-List: Coal train to South Africa

A-List is a weekly feature on music and the arts from Africa on the ONE Blog. If you like what you see, let us know in the comments below and we’ll post more like it! There’s a train that comes from Namibia and Angola. There’s a train that comes from Zimbabwe and Zambia. There’s a…...
Explainer: A brief history of the International AIDS Conference

Explainer: A brief history of the International AIDS Conference

Q. What three-letter acronym describes a gathering of nearly 30,000 scientists, activists, policymakers and advocates working on HIV/AIDS? A. IAC This year, the International AIDS Conference (IAC) will be held in Washington, DC, from July 22 to 27. While DC hosts a lot of conferences, the return of the IAC to DC is a really&h......
A-List: Shosholoza, South Africa’s expression of unity

A-List: Shosholoza, South Africa’s expression of unity

ONE is turning to its community of artists, friends, members and staff for their top picks on creative works that have enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the richness of African culture and arts. Today we have a recommendation from ONE’s Khai Tram. In 2010, I lived and studied in Cape Town for a period&hellip......

How to cut the TB rate in South African mine workers

They go to die. Until now. For decades, workers in South Africa’s gold and diamond mines have endured harsh working conditions, including crowded living quarters, poor safety measures, extreme temperatures, coercive labor contracts and separation from their family members. Louisiana poet and activist Clint Smith performs a ......
Highlights from our Tax Tool: The power of a bednet

Highlights from our Tax Tool: The power of a bednet

Have you checked out ONE’s new, interactive “1 percent” calculator on our website? Calculate how much impact your tax dollars are making through U.S. Foreign Assistance programs. Photo courtesy of the Gates Foundation: Every year, malaria kills approximately 655,000 people—mostly children under the age of five. About ......
Highlights from our Tax Tool: The ART of fighting HIV

Highlights from our Tax Tool: The ART of fighting HIV

Have you checked out ONE’s new, interactive “1 percent” calculator on our website? Calculate how much impact your tax dollars are making through U.S. Foreign Assistance programs. Just a few decades ago, an HIV/AIDS diagnosis used to be a death sentence. Even when highly-effective treatment was newly available, it cost u......

Highlights from our Tax Tool: The effectiveness of vaccines

Have you checked out ONE’s new Tax Tool on our website? It shows how much of your salary goes toward life-saving health interventions. In this post, Khai Tram from ONE’s global health policy team talks about why vaccines are an effective use of our taxpayer dollars. An estimated 7.6 million children die before their f......
Clean the umbilical cord, save a baby’s life

Clean the umbilical cord, save a baby’s life

About 4 babies are born every second of the day. Each year, however, more than 3 million babies do not survive past their first 4 weeks of life. The neonatal period starts at birth and extends for 28 days, during which newborns are especially vulnerable to severe infection, asphyxia (suffocation), or complications from premat......
Project HEART: A success story

Project HEART: A success story

Last week, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated the transition of Project HEART to local partners, after eight years of putting hundreds of thousands of patients on life-saving ARV treatment.   Kevin Kouassi, Community HIV Counselor from Dimbokro, Cote d’Ivoire, and Project HEART beneficiar......
Missing so many: Let’s not forget about MSM

Missing so many: Let’s not forget about MSM

Please welcome Khai Tram to the ONE Blog. He is the new research assistant on ONE’s policy team, and will be focusing on infectious diseases and maternal and child health. This is his first piece on the ONE Blog. Talking through MSM issues. Photo credit: amFAR Today, our friends at amfAR are launching a new…...