Craig Burgess

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Senior Technical Officer, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., USA

Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess is Senior Technical Officer at JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he worked as Chief of Child Survival and Development for UNICEF in  the Socialist Republic of Vietnam where he facilitated multiple MNCH-related NGO forums and civil society engagements with the Government’s Health Coordination Committee. Dr Burgess is a member of the Washington, DC-based Core Group of NGOs and his current role includes supporting civil society and community engagement in immunisation, MNCH and universal health coverage related projects at all levels.

Dr Burgess has delivered mother-and-child focused preventive and curative healthcare, as a primary healthcare physician or as project coordinator in the UK, Australia, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Myanmar. He has worked at field, national, regional and global levels with Médecins sans Frontières, MERLIN, UNAIDS, WHO, Gavi and UNICEF. His work has mainly focused on supporting the design, delivery, funding and monitoring of integrated, equity-focused delivery mechanisms for MNCH programmes, often in primary healthcare settings. This has also included integration of infectious disease control (including Kala Azar, malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV, polio and measles). Dr Burgess helped establish the Gavi Civil Society Organisation (CSO) funding window and related coordination body, with links to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2006-2009).

Dr Burgess holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). He also has a MBA from the Open University (UK) and is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Management.


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