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
With over a million new cancer cases and ~680,000 cancer deaths, the Mortality Incidence Ratio (MIR) in India at 67% is far above many other countries (e.g. the US has an MIR of 38%); hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved if this gap is narrowed. CHAI is initiating a program to expand access to quality care by supporting solutions to improve affordability, availability and quality of treatment through market shaping and supply chain strengthening. Early detection of breast, oral, cervical and other common cancers by effective screening at the community level is sought to be improved through capacity building of frontline healthcare workers, innovative testing solution and strengthening of referral and data systems.
CHAI is currently building a new cancer access programme in India with a focus on public sector treatment facilities and health systems. CHAI intend to increase access to quality cancer treatment by supporting solutions that help improve affordability, availability and quality at treatment centres. CHAI plans to move levers related to market shaping and supply chain strengthening for triggering this change. CHAI also intends to intervene at the community-screening phase to improve screening and early detection outcomes for breast, oral, cervical and other common cancers through healthcare worker capacity building, innovation testing and referral and data system strengthening. CHAI intends to support the states of Madhya Pradesh and Telangana in these endeavors. Globally, CHAI has collaborated with partners and governments in in the East African region to dramatically bring down the prices of 16 common chemotherapy drugs, thereby making the lifesaving treatment available to tens of thousands who could not access the same earlier.
The India cancer access programme is looking for an Associate who can shoulder the dual responsibilities of working closely with senior leadership on project strategy and contributing to the program's deliverables. CHAI seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability and communication skills. The Associate must be able to function independently, be comfortable working and coordinating the operations of cross-functional teams, be flexible, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.