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 has been working in India since 2004 in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently CHAI works across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, tuberculosis, cancer and immunisation. Additionally, CHAI is also supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on large-scale programs to arrest childhood and maternal mortality due to malnutrition, anaemia, diarrhoea and pneumonia, and helping increase access to quality Family Planning services.
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 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 endeavours. Globally, CHAI has collaborated with partners and governments in in the East African region to 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.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong quantitative and analytical skills to support with the strategizing and implementation of CHAI’s upcoming Cancer initiatives in India, which aim to ensure access to quality cancer care across the public healthcare sector. Candidates must have excellent problem-solving ability, communication and writing skills, be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence.