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: https://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI has been working in India since 2004 in partnership with, and under the guidance of, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) both at the central and state 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, health financing and immunization. Additionally, CHAI is supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anemia, diarrhea and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality Family Planning services.
In India, WJCF seconded a Technical Support Unit (TSU) to NVBDCP since 2020 to a support in health system strengthening by providing analytical and coordination support to national and state officials and partner organizations in the combined effort towards the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis. In addition, the team also supports NVBDC in other VBD diseases including malaria and has been currently supporting the development of digital tools for malaria surveillance and IRS data monitoring at national level; developing a VBD Search Engine Application to notify real time outbreaks; developing practices for QGIS mapping to locate malaria hotspots and supporting annual costed workplans.
The WJCF is currently seeking a Microbiologist to support the National Malaria Program in sustaining India’s progress and achieving malaria elimination by providing.
The Microbiologist will lead development of strategies and plans to strengthen public health laboratories under NVBDCP. They will be responsible for capacity development, advocacy for increased investments in laboratory strengthening, developing partnerships at national/state/district levels with government and private sector, and assuring quality control.
Coordinate and assist APLMA (Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Secretariat) and NVBDCP in planning and conceptualizing a successful SOM (Senior Officials Meeting) in 2022.