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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 service, prevention, diagnostics, care, and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, vector borne diseases, nutrition, anaemia, pneumonia, diarrhoea, sexual and reproductive health, cancer, oxygen, COVID-19, AMR, immunization, disease surveillance, and safe drinking water.
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Program Overview: Nutrition Program, Access to Safe Drinking Water
Since 2016, WJCF has been working to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition amongst young children and anemia amongst women of reproductive age group in Madhya Pradesh. To that end, WJCF, under the leaderships of State Departments, has been implementing a comprehensive set of interventions to address supply and demand side challenges in public funded services. To illustrate, the GoMP has introduced wholly nutritious complementary food for ~3 million children and ~ 2 million pregnant women and has accelerated the introduction of improved iron folic acid (IFA) formulation with an assured delivery mechanism.
While improving efficiencies of health and nutrition related services is critical to improving nutrition outcomes, access to safe drinking water is critical to the success of these interventions. Fluoride contamination of drinking water is particularly challenging issue in several districts. Excess intake of fluoride causes fluorosis causes corrosion of enamel and swollen gums (in children between 1-4 years) and consistent intake of fluoride causes skeletal degeneration, which retards absorption of calcium. Fluoride intake also reduces the absorption of key micronutrients such as iron and calcium, thereby increasing the risk of anaemia to the exposed population, particularly pregnant women.
To address this issue, a unique community entrepreneurship-based model in setting up and running a Community Water Treatment Plant (CWTP) was successfully piloted in one of the fluoride affected block of MP
The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of the State under flagship “Jal Jeevan Mission” plans to scale up the CWTP (Community Water Treatment Plant) model in other fluoride affected habitations of the state through Self-help Groups (SHGs)/rural entrepreneurs. WJCF is supporting this ambitious plan by providing technical and program management support to the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
In order to drive the aforementioned scale up, WJCF is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual for the role of Program Manager. The Program Manager will report to the Deputy Director in Bhopal and will work with stakeholders and PHED officers to drive the scale up by providing managerial, analytical and operational support. The candidate will also work with the State Rural Livelihood Mission to support identification of community-based organizations/groups (like Cluster Level Federation, Village Organization, Self-Help Groups etc.) to operationalize the CWTPs.
The ideal candidate would have rich implementation experience in the field of health/sanitation, community-based livelihoods and would also have strong stakeholder management abilities. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
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