The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI, in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer, sexual and reproductive health and immunisation. Additionally, CHAI is supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due pneumonia, malnutrition, anaemia, and diarrhoea.
Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Program
Each year, an estimated 45,000 women die in India due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, representing a mortality ratio of 174 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. This is in part due to the lack of access to safe SRH services. India sees a high unmet need for contraception. Only 49% of married women use a modern contraceptive, and 13% of married women have an unmet need for family planning.
The goal of CHAI’s SRH program is to prevent mortality and morbidity due to unequitable access to SRH services.
In 2018, CHAI initiated a three-year sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program in India. CHAI/WJCF works across all 52 districts in the state to increase supply security for SRH drugs and commodities, and engages deeply in the four priority districts of Guna, Vidisha, Panna and Sehore to strengthen public sector facility readiness to provide SRH services.
CHAI/WJCF SRH program is seeking a highly motivated, result-oriented individual with strong knowledge of public health system to support with skills transfer and transitioning of activities in Madhya Pradesh. Candidates must have excellent problem-solving ability, communication and writing skills, be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence.