Craig Burgess

JSI has over 30 years experience in low and middle income countries supporting many aspects of public health. JSI currently supports projects in over 60 countries that include immunization, nutrition, supply chains, MNCH, malaria, HIV and M+E. JSI works across a full range of public and community health areas to improve service quality – and ultimately peoples’ health – by strengthening health systems, engaging communities, and encouraging use of quality data. Using peer to peer and cross-learning opportunities, we collaborate with partners and beneficiaries to develop flexible, innovative approaches that solve complex public health problems and inform policy at all levels. Strong management systems and responsiveness to country needs and field realities make our programs more effective, sustainable, and cost-effective.


JSI's immunization center supports global and country-level efforts by supporting country immunization systems to deliver vaccination with high coverage, quality and equity. The immunization center’s core competencies include high quality, innovative technical support, immunization systems strengthening, using evidence to inform policy, using an integrated health systems approach, and community partnership.

Craig Burgess has delivered mother- and child-focused preventive and curative healthcare as a primary healthcare physician in the UK, Australia, South Sudan and MyanmarHe has qualifications in health policy, planning and financing, business administration, tropical medicinechild health, and obstetrics and gynaecologyHe has worked at different levels with Medécins Sans Frontières, Merlin, UNAIDS, WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and JSI Research and Training Inc. His work has focused on supporting the design, delivery, funding and monitoring of equity focused delivery mechanisms for immunization and MNCH programs. This has also included integration of infectious disease control programs (Kala Azar, Malaria, HIV, Polio, Measles and Tetanus) and implementation of social health insurance. He helped establish the Gavi CSO funding window and related coordination body and supported the design of Gavi HSS investment. He is a member of Washington, D.C.-based CORE Group of NGOs. His current role includes supporting community engagement, immunization programs and health systems strengthening.