Dr. Jane Ferguson

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Jane had the good fortune to work at the cutting edge of developments in the field of
adolescent health for over 30 years while working at the World Health Organization (WHO),
Geneva.
During this time, with the aim of putting adolescent health on the global public health agenda
with governments, the UN, NGOs and academic partners she worked on policy, technical
guidelines, research agendas and programme support tools that focused on a variety of
issues including ASRH, HIV and adolescent girls. She also advocated for increased attention
to adolescents with respect to other health issues e.g., mental health, nutrition.
Over the years, she provided technical support to many countries, primarily in Africa and
Asia, assisting in the development of strategies and programmes, capacity development and
monitoring frameworks to improve adolescents’ access to and use of health services, again,
most often using HIV/ASRH as an entry point.
From 2015-2018, she was employed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,
based at the Africa Health Research Institute in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
She is now an independent consultant on adolescent health, predominantly with country
focused assignments. She also provides pro-bono advice to various organizations
addressing adolescent health e.g., the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent Health.