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The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering. Program Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus cause 1.3 million deaths per year and over two million new infections occur annually. Because hepatitis B vaccination, curative therapy for hepatitis C and other interventions can effectively prevent viral hepatitis transmission and mortality, the 2016 World Health Assembly endorsed goals for hepatitis elimination and preventing over 4.5 million deaths by 2030. However, to eliminate hepatitis, access to effective interventions must improve. In 2019, to help countries build effective programs and accelerate progress toward hepatitis elimination, The Task Force for Global Health launched the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE). CGHE, www.globalhep.org, builds capacity for hepatitis elimination globally through delivery of technical assistance, knowledge generation and dissemination, and advocacy among partners united in a community of practice.
The Associate Public Health Advisor will support technical and scientific projects at the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, including database and data dashboard management, data analysis, report drafting, and project management. The Associate Public Health Advisor will coordinate with Coalition partners, including Ministries of Health, clinicians, international NGOs, and academic institutions. The Advisor will oversee the management of dashboards featuring epidemiological, programmatic, and policy data for over 190 countries, including data extraction, data cleaning, data import, and regular data updates, and the Advisor will liaise with country partners to validate data as needed. The Advisor will support efforts to develop HBV and HCV policy and advocacy resources, including development of country profiles. The Advisor will provide technical assistance to partners, including data analysis support, editorial assistance, and consultation to national HBV and HCV elimination programs. The Advisor will conduct analyses of operational research projects. The Advisor will assist in developing project management tracking tools and will support partner coordination. The Advisor will assist project dissemination activities as needed, including abstract and publication drafting.
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