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 (HCV), tuberculosis, cancer, and immunization.
India has the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world, accounting for more than 27% of the global TB incidence. Of the 2.8 million annual estimated incidence, more than half access diagnosis and care in the private sector, where there are significant gaps across the care cascade because of diagnostic delays, irrational and non-standardized regimens and catastrophic health expenditure to patients.
The TB Free Chennai Initiative (TFCI) is an ambitious program under the Zero TB Initiative, which seeks to eliminate TB at a more aggressive pace than set by the National Strategic Plan (2017-25). The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) heads the consortium of partners under TFCI and CHAI gives technical and strategic support to GCC. The main focus of TFCI is to detect people affected by TB in Chennai who do not seek care or are misdiagnosed. Innovative solutions involving active case finding in the community through digital x-ray machine-mounted mobile diagnostic units (MDUs) have been introduced to this end. In addition, GCC is keen on testing various community-level ACF interventions that can complement and improve case finding through the MDUs.
CHAI is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative) and an exemplary record of leadership and management. Successful candidates should have excellent communications skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, have the ability to thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethic.