Project Officer - Operations (5 positions; Multiple locations in Tamil Nadu)
No. of Positions: 5
Duty Station: Tirunelveli, Madurai, Thanjavur, Vellore and Salem (Tamilnadu)
Routine immunisation (RI) against vaccine preventable diseases (e.g. measles, polio, TB, tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough) is one of the most cost effective interventions for reducing childhood illness and mortality. Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is an ambitious programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) that aims to reduce morbidity and mortality due to vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). Joint Review Missions and Common Review Missions organized by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on a regular basis) have noted that whilst UIP performance in India has improved overtime, there still remain a number of key constraints impacting immunization coverage in the country. Further, there are significant inequities in vaccination coverage in different states based on various factors related to individual (gender, birth order), family area (area of residence, wealth, and parental education), demography (religion, caste) and the society (access to health care, community literacy level) characteristics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitates the review of the system and capacities relating to the delivery of eVIN in conjunction with State Health Mission. This will include
Required Skills and Experience
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