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In Cambodia, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, hypertension and eye health conditions, are becoming among the highest causes of morbidity and mortality, especially among older populations. Despite this, availability of services remains low in the public sector; only 10% of health centers and 50% of hospitals are able to provide the WHO Package for Essential NCDs, and there are only 18 vision centers nationwide. WHO estimates that yearly only about 1% of the target population is currently screened for NCDs. The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has made a significant commitment to dramatically increase access to NCD services through investments from a pooled donor and government funding mechanism. To support the RGC, CHAI secured a new investment aiming to rapidly expand service availability for Cambodians, upskilling health centers and community workers in screening for NCDs and referring patients for appropriate care. The program has four key goals:
This work will be conducted through technical assistance provided to the national level, and through more intensive support to a learning province. CHAI is seeking a program officer NCD to support the RGC to achieve the objectives of the MoH at national and sub national level, under the guidance and direction of the Senior Program Manager and other CHAI Cambodia leadership team members. The program officer will manage different components of the program and engage with the sub-national stakeholders from the Prevention Medicine Department (PMD), the National Eye Health Program (NEHP), and any other relevant cross cutting MOH departments. The program office will be responsible to manage goal #4 of the program with the implementation of all activities in the learning province and the identification of best practices for future national scale up.
In strong collaboration with the other CHAI members seconded at the MOH, the Program Officer will be responsible to:
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