Nino Kakubava

Nino is Project Manager at the JSI Research and Training Institute (JSI), an American public health research and consultancy firm that implements public health programs globally.

At present, JSI is implementing two USAID funded projects - SUSTAIN project (a continuation of the Healthy Women Georgia programme) and the SURVIVE project which aims to reduce mortality resulting from breast and cervical cancer through the establishment of early detection and prevention services in Georgia.

Nino is Project Manager of the SURVIVE project launched in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Tbilisi Municipality, UNFPA, the National Screening Centre and a number of other private and non-profit actors united to combat breast and cervical cancer – the two main killers of women of reproductive age in Georgia (as recently identified by the study). Nino provides strategic and operational leadership in order to meet the three objectives of the project which are to: raise professional standards of doctors by providing them training; strengthen the newly established National Screening Centre by providing technical assistance; and raise public awareness on the importance of screening.

Nino is a Lecturer at the University of Georgia (UG) teaching masters students an introductory course in public administration.