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June 1, Length: 5-6 Months
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.
- Current student enrolled in the Mailman School of Public Health
- 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