Meredith Dyson

Meredith is a public health professional with experience in both development and emergency settings, predominantly in West Africa.  Her work focuses on community-based programs and health systems strengthening (HSS).  She joined CGA in August 2017 to support the Health Worker Attendance Monitoring System in Sierra Leone.

Between early 2015 and mid-2017, Meredith supported Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) in the redesign and roll-out of the National Community Health Workers (CHW) Program. She led a wide national consultation process, served on the policy and strategy writing team, supported district planning for decentralized implementation, and oversaw the national roll-out of a new training curriculum to over 15,000 CHWs.

As a member of the MOHS’ HSS Hub, in 2015 and 2016 Meredith supported the development, implementation, monitoring, and financing of the Sierra Leone Health Sector Post-Ebola Recovery Plan and coordinated the updating of the Basic Package of Essential Health Services  (BPEHS).

In 2014, Meredith led Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Ebola response in Sierra Leone, and provided technical advice to CRS’ West Africa regional office to inform the agency’s response across all affected countries.

Meredith has also worked in Mali, Senegal, Greece, and the USA. She holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from The George Washington University. She is fluent in French.