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  • HIV DATA Supervisor: Khayelitsha

    To manage the data collection and collation for HIV pilot projects; supervising the collection of data as well as supporting other MSF staff/pilot managers responsible for collection of data.

    Deadline: 11/12/2015
  • Assistant Professor – Epidemiology

    The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in infectious disease dynamics.

    Deadline: 01/04/2016
  • Program Manager, Sustainable Health Financing

    The Programme Manager will oversee and execute projects quantifying the financial gaps in the health sector, helping the government make health financing policy decisions through targeted use of collected data.

    Deadline: 15/04/2016
  • Program Coordinator, Vaccines Delivery

    The Program Coordinator will have 4 main responsibilities critical to the effectiveness and efficiency of CHAI’ s vaccines delivery program.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate Malaria

    Provide assistance to the NMCP in the development and implementation of the national malaria elimination strategy, monitoring and evaluation plan, and operational plans.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Volunteer Analyst, Drug Access Team

    Analyze HIV and TB treatment and testing data to inform improved drug practices.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Associate, Drug Access Team

    Coordinate CHAI Access team’s technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) Central Medical Stores (CMS), to ensure coordinated and complementary support across HIV, PMTCT, TB and Malaria.

    Deadline: 28/04/2016
  • Biostatistician

    To perform biostatistical consultations for ocular research, participate in the randomized controlled trial data coordinating center, and pursue their own funded research program.

    Deadline: 11/06/2016
  • Country Director

    CHAI is currently seeking candidates for the position of Country Director to manage its new office in Sierra Leone and provide overall management and strategic direction to CHAI’s efforts.

    Deadline: 12/07/2016
  • Three Evaluation Managers

    CHAI is seeking three Evaluation Managers to design and conduct rigorous impact evaluations on a diverse range of health topics.

    Deadline: 24/09/2016

  • Protecting critical posts at times of austerity

    by Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga
    Protecting critical posts at times of austerity
    It is becoming increasingly clear that the biggest threat to ensuring equitable access to human resources for health in rural communities is finding the financial resources to appoint those ready to serve. Increasingly austerity measures are being implemented in a way that undermines access to health care. Our contention is that this is unlawful and guidance must be sought from legislation such as the Public Administrative Justice Act as to how critical posts can be protected. read more
  • Testing educational tools for Public Health learning in the Health Sciences curricula in Africa

    by Astrid Turner
    Testing educational tools for Public Health learning in the Health Sciences curricula in Africa
    There is a need to capture the interest of medical students and to communicate the relevance of the inclusion of Public Health in the medical curriculum. There appears to be a lack of such educational tools – and evaluations of their effectiveness - in the public health arena and more so in the undergraduate environment. One possible strategy to improve the learning about PH in the undergraduate medical curriculum is to test educational tools that have been successfully used elsewhere. read more
  • Sustainability’s strange trip through ‘neoliberal nature’

    by Patrick Bond
    Sustainability’s strange trip through ‘neoliberal nature’
    For the 2015-30 period, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are now the mantra of the UN and many other multilateral agencies. This article discusses what the "worth" or nature is; the importance of thinking about future generations; the effects of relocating polluting industries to lower income countries; threats to the environment; and how we can move to really sustainable societies. read more
  • PHASA Conference 2015: Opening Ceremony

    by Megan Harker
    PHASA Conference 2015: Opening Ceremony
    The PHASA 2015 conference opening ceremony welcome positioned the MDG’s and SDG’s, and included a panel discussion on challenges and successes in service delivery, training and public health research in KwaZulu-Natal. read more
  • To NHI or not? And if so, what, when, why and how?

    by Di McIntyre
    It has been almost four years since the Green Paper on the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) was gazetted. With no White Paper in sight, many are questioning whether the NHI policy will be taken forward or whether there has been a change of heart. There remains considerable confusion about the nature of the proposed reforms. This ‘thought-piece’ outlines my own understanding of the proposed health system reforms. read more
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