Professional title: Health Advisor
Companies and organisations: British Red Cross
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Josie Gilday is the Health Advisor for West and Central Africa for the British Red Cross. Before her current position, she spent over 5 years in the field with Médecins Sans Frontières in various countries including Haiti, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Myanmar, DRC and South Sudan.
As a qualified nurse specialised in tropical diseases, with a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries, she has held various position including setting up and managing paediatric and adult primary and secondary health facilities, proposing and developing a nurse training program, researching and writing the nursing component of MSF’s Non-Communicable Disease guidelines and designing IV fluid holders for Land Cruisers.