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CHAI through the Zambia Pediatric HIV program is supporting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) in closing the treatment gap for infants and children through the age of 14 with funding from the ELMA Foundation. The program supports the Ministry of Health to achieve the 90/90/90 goals for children (0-14) by 2020 through working in target priority facilities to institutionalize proven testing strategies, establish strong linkage to care systems and identifying effective strategies to improve pediatric retention and viral suppression.
To supplement efforts to address the key gaps in the Child and Adolescent HIV treatment cascade and catalyze more rapid progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, CHAI with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will be implementing the “Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response” (FASTER) initiative. Under the FASTER Initiative, CHAI will leverage on the successes of current pediatric HIV program, its close and longstanding relationship with the Zambia Ministry of Health and global expertise elsewhere to work closely with the Ministry and in-country implementing partners in addressing key gaps in the child and adolescent HIV treatment cascade and catalyze more rapid progress towards the 90-90-90 targets.
CHAI seeks a full-time Program Lab Associate to work with the Pediatric HIV team under the FASTER Initiative to be based in Lusaka, Zambia. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with government in developing and implementing ‘smart’ strategies for scale-up of pediatric HIV care and treatment services for Zambia to reach 90/90/90 goals for children by 2020.
Organizational Setting: The Associate, Laboratory Systems, will work under the direct supervision of the Pediatric HIV Program Manager to meet FASTER laboratory specific program deliverables.