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
CHAI’s employs a programmatic approach to some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high-quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices, CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need.
Syphilis infections among pregnant women are a leading cause of adverse birth outcomes, including stillbirth and neonatal deaths. It is estimated that 7.7% of stillbirths worldwide and 11.2% in sub-Saharan Africa are attributable to syphilis. Testing women for syphilis during antenatal care (ANC) visits and then providing treatment with an inexpensive antibiotic, has been shown to result in an 82% reduced risk of stillbirths and 80% reduction in neonatal mortality attributable to syphilis. In addition to saving lives, this also reduces the risk of complications from pre-term births, low birth weight, and neonatal syphilis infections.
The Associate role supports a new program at CHAI South Africa, one which aims to design and implement a comprehensive approach to improve maternal syphilis testing and treatment. Ultimately creating sustained momentum which paves the way for the elimination of congenital syphilis in South Africa.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with at least 3 year’s relevant work experience, proven relationship management skills, excellent analytical ability and strong communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to function independently in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility and a strong commitment to excellence.