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 started supporting Indonesia’s Ministry of Health in 2008 to scale up adult anti-retroviral therapy through improving supply chain management, as well as providing technical assistance for improving the quality of ART and laboratory systems to support HIV care and treatment. In recent years, CHAI has expanded its support to the Ministry of Health to other areas including hepatitis and helping to facilitate BMS (Bristol-Myers Squibb) to donate pan-genotypic DAA (Direct-acting Antiviral), daclatasvir, more effective treatment for HCV patient, improving access to family planning, point of care diagnostics, mhealth, maternal and child health, and technical support for the Ministry of Health’s drive to sustainably fund healthcare.
Overview of the CHAI Indonesia Vaccines Work
In mid-2016, CHAI launched its vaccines program to support the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and the Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) to accelerate the introduction of the PCV vaccine, specifically focusing on assisting the government to make an informed and coordinated decision on PCV introduction.
The EPI faces several challenges in its attempt to introduce new vaccines like PCV. For example, as Indonesia is no longer eligible (as of 2018) for Gavi funding assistance, the EPI has to mobilize funding for the procurement of costly new vaccines as well as strengthen its immunization system to deliver vaccines effectively. CHAI expanded its support to MoH to manage the transition from Gavi funding and address associated system management gaps.
CHAI also supports EPI with strengthening cold chain infrastructure, cold chain management, and supply chain systems in order to ensure that newly introduced and routine vaccines are a) available to children b) stored and transported in potent condition and c) delivered to the population in an efficient manner.
CHAI is looking for a highly qualified, very dynamic, energetic person with exceptional people skills and experience of working in challenging environments, to support its Indonesia vaccine program. This is a very demanding post which will prove to be very rewarding for the right candidate.