Joanne Ferry

Joanne Ferry is a public health specialist with expertise in health system strengthening and girls’ education.

Joanne previously worked on the South Sudan Schools’ Attendance Monitoring System (SSSAMS) strand of the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) project as well as Ndi Hano! Rwanda schools attendance management pilot project. She has worked with us since 2013.

Joanne has worked in Haiti, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Senegal and Tanzania.

Prior to moving into the international development sector, Joanne was the Head of Policy & Performance for Teenage Pregnancy at the Government Office South West England. More recently, Joanne managed Maternal and Child Health Programmes in rural Sierra Leone for Save the Children.

Joanne has undertaken a number of specialist training courses in relation to tropical medicine, public health and NGO management. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from King’s College, University of London, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania in the USA.