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PROMISE Study(LSO-1)

June 1, Length: 5-6 Months

Location: Lesotho

In partnership with the Ministry of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP at Columbia University is conducting a study entitled “PROvide MIner-friendly SErvices for Integrated TB/HIV Care in Lesotho (PROMISE) Study.” The study will assess the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of integrated TB/HIV services for migrant miners and their family members provided in miner-friendly service venues, compared to public sector health facilities, which will deliver usual integrated care for management of TB and HIV. Components of the miner-friendly intervention include TB/HIV education and adherence counseling by lay counselors, adherence support using short message service (SMS) text messaging, and a menu of options for miners unable to visit the clinic on a monthly basis for medication refills. The study will be conducted in five health facilities in Maseru, Leribe and Mafeteng districts in Lesotho.

Scope of Work:
ICAP at Columbia University is looking for a qualified and interested student to assist the in-country Study Coordinator with coordination of the multisite activities including monitoring and supervision of participant recruitment, data collection, entry and management, and adherence to study protocol and standard operating procedures.

Qualifications

Required

  • BA/BSc
  • Current student enrolled in the Mailman School of Public Health

Preferred

  • Knowledge and practical experience in health related research
  • Experience and interest in TB/HIV related field
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team and independently
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and oral/written communication skills