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. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
There are over one million new cancer cases and ~680,000 cancer deaths in India each year. The Mortality Incidence Ratio (MIR) of 67% is far above many other countries (e.g. the US has an MIR of 38%), indicating an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of lives to be saved if the outcome gap can be narrowed. India already represents ~7% of the global incidence burden and it is projected that India’s cancer burden will reach ~1.7 million new cases by 2035. And with a growing middle class and rising availability of insurance, demand for quality cancer services can be expected to grow at an even more rapid pace. CHAI has collaborated with the American Cancer Society in the East African region to drastically bring down the cost of 16 common chemotherapy drugs, thereby making the lifesaving treatment available to tens of thousands who could not access the same earlier.
CHAI is currently scoping a new cancer programme in India to bring about catalytic change in key gap areas through improved access to diagnostics and treatment, better knowledge management and focussed capacity building.
CHAI is looking for a volunteer who can work closely with the team on scoping cancer interventions which align with CHAI’s values and vision. The role entails working with an entrepreneurial mind set and self-motivation. A, dynamic, energetic person with exceptional people skills and experience of working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. Demonstrated application of analytical skills and problem solving in complex environments would be essential.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The volunteer must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence.
Experience in consulting, supply chain, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment industry or public health programme strategy would be preferred.