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: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
In India, CHAI has worked on various initiatives with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and has served over 350,000 people in the country, including children, mothers and caregivers since 2004. CHAI today supports myriad programs, both at the State and Central levels, across nutrition, child health, immunization, pneumonia/diarrhea, tuberculosis and HIV etc.
India has the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world, accounting for more than 27% of the global TB incidence. Of the 2.8 million annual estimated incidence, more than half access diagnosis and care in the private sector, where there are significant gaps across the care cascade because of diagnostic delays, irrational and non-standardized regimens and catastrophic health expenditure to patients.
India has outlined an ambitious agenda of eliminating tuberculosis by the year 2025; to that end, diagnosing and treating the missing cases is critical. Project ‘Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis’ (JEET) aims to address key gaps in the care cascade through a pan-India engagement with the private sector. The Project is one of the largest Public Private Mix (PPM) initiatives undertaken anywhere in the world and CHAI, under the guidance of the National TB Program and in partnership with other NGO partners expects to deploy over 2500 field staff across 23 states to reach out to over 1.6 million TB patients over the next three years. Undertaking research studies to underWe are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials for the role of Research Associate. She/he must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence.
Reporting to the Program Manager and working closely with other strategic partners, the Associate would lead the design and enquiry into key operations research activities fundamental to successfully improving the design of the JEET Project and lead pilot initiatives based on the insights generated.stand patient pathways, behaviors, system incentives and operational issues would be key to inform program design and strategy for subsequent scale up.