Clinton Health Access Initiative Overview:
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 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; improve HIV diagnostic testing capacity at national and facility level; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda supports the Ministry of Health in multiple areas including HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, Immunization, laboratory systems and drug logistics.
CHAI Uganda’s HIV program partners with the Ministry of Health to strengthen management systems through strategic planning and execution, increase access to optimal medicines and technologies, facilitate the development and scale up of resilient health service delivery models and information systems as well as identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the HIV/AIDS response in the country.
Working under the supervision of the Program Manager, Diagnostic Networks, the Senior Associate, Diagnostic Networks will provide analytical decision support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to effectively and efficiently manage the national diagnostics network. S/he will support the MOH to utilise country-level information to make informed decisions influencing placement of diagnostic devices to optimize testing services in the country, global diagnostics negotiations with manufacturers to ensure that the government of Uganda is receiving the best deal for her people, and develop innovative procurement strategies for new diagnostic technologies to enable new product harmonization within existing diagnostic networks.
This crucial role will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including quantitative analysis, collaborating with stakeholders, ensure diagnostic commodities security and support synthesis of data generated from the diagnostic services for better patient management. Areas of work will include, but are not limited to, quantification, forecasting and fulfillment optimization, supply chain bottleneck analysis, improved data quality, budget optimization, product segmentation, supplier management and diagnostic landscape analysis to generate and avail to Ministry of Health information to enable them make rational decisions on new and existing diagnostic technologies.
In doing so, the Senior Associate, Diagnostic Networks will develop strong relationships with various teams within CHAI, Ministry of Health, diagnostics manufacturers, and other external partners.