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, 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, pneumonia, diarrhoea, sexual and reproductive health, cancer and immunization.
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 Public Health Specialist to support NVBDCP and the National TSU in sustaining India’s progress in malaria and achieving malaria elimination. Lead the advocacy efforts with NVBDCP, Ministry and other key stakeholders for successful conduct of Senior Officials Meeting in 2022. The Specialist will allow for better sharing of data in real time between identified priority geographies by ensuring that state level operational challenges are shared with NVBDCP Program Director so that in the near-term program strategy and operational guidance adjusts resources allocation as needed to adapt to the shifting epidemiologic picture including the introduction and monitoring of newer strategies like the LLINs.