Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
In March 2013, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) released an ambitious “Mission for TB Control”, a comprehensive strategy that aims to tackle the rising incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and drug resistant TB in the city. MCGM’s strategic vision for TB control in Mumbai over the next two years is “To achieve Universal Access to early TB and multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB diagnosis and appropriate TB treatment in public and private sectors.” Seven strategic focal areas as a part of the MCGM plan comprise of:
A technical support group (TSG) constituting a team of specialists in specific fields will be established to provide technical and strategic support to the MCGM for the implementation of the “Mumbai Mission for TB Control”. The Lab specialist will be a part of this TSG.
The specialist will work out of the MCGM City TB office in Mumbai. The specialist will be expected to travel for meetings within the city and, occasionally, to the partner offices in New Delhi [if required].
The Laboratory Specialist is expected to have a background in medical microbiology and will assist the City TB Officer (Mumbai) in engaging the laboratories across the public and private sector for TB control in Mumbai. The Specialist will liaise with public sector laboratories to streamline and increase test throughput for the TB program in Mumbai.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Facilitate MCGM’s engagement and support to Public Sector Laboratories in Mumbai
Liaise and provide technical assistance support to private sector laboratories in Mumbai
Facilitate review of PPIA activities and performance
Extend support to other TSG specialists
Other responsibilities as needed.