[Ip-health] Job opening at OSF to work on Access to Medicines, based in NY

Els Torreele els.torreele at opensocietyfoundations.org
Wed Nov 27 14:00:28 PST 2013

Please disseminate widely:
We are recruiting for a program officer to work with me and amazing colleagues to promote Access to Medicines worldwide:


The Open Society Foundations seek a full-time program officer in its New York office to work with the Public Health Program's Access to Essential Medicines Initiative.

Open Society's Public Health Program (PHP) is committed to advancing health and human rights in two distinct but interconnected ways:

-       by advancing the social inclusion of groups that are discriminated against on the basis of their health status or in their interaction with the health system; and

-       by increasing transparency, accountability, and participation in decision-making about health-related laws, policies, implementation, and resource allocation.

PHP works in Central and Eastern Europe, Southern and Eastern Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and China.

The Access to Essential Medicines Initiative (AEMI), one of 10 initiatives within the PHP, seeks to promote increased access to essential medicines globally, especially for poor and vulnerable populations. AEMI pursues this goal by developing civil society capacity for advocacy and leadership on access to medicines at national, regional, and international level. AEMI's strategy is guided by two main principles: i) Essential medicines are social goods; it is a public responsibility to ensure their development, availability, and accessibility for those who need them; and ii) More transparency and accountability in policymaking and practices are essential to ensure the development, availability, and accessibility of essential medicines.

The AEMI aims to empower civil society to achieve the following objectives:

1.     To improve access to essential medicines at country level by making better use of the existing legal and policy frameworks;

2.     Push back on emerging national and international policy and legal frameworks that hamper access to essential medicines, while promoting laws, policies, and practices that protect public health and safeguard access to medicines;

3.     Foster new thinking and action on needs-driven pharmaceutical innovation and access.

Check out details on:
Application deadline: 16 December 2013

Els Torreele, PhD
Director, Access to Essential Medicines Initiative
Public Health Program
Open Society Foundations
224 West 57th Street I New York, New York 10019
Tel: (+1)-212-548-0351 I M: (+1)-646-262-2053
els.torreele at opensocietyfoundations.org<mailto:els.torreele at opensocietyfoundations.org>

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