Jon Cooper co-leads Itad’s work on health and education. He has more than 16 years’ experience in SRH (sexual and reproductive health), GHS (global health security), health system strengthening, health advocacy and institutional effectiveness.
In SRH, Jon heads evaluations of some of the world’s largest programmes, including WISH, DFID’s flagship investment in SRH, and Adolescents 360, the Gates/CIFF funded ‘Adolescent 360’ youth-focused investment.
In GHS, he leads the evaluation of the Fleming Fund antimicrobial resistance surveillance programme. He has also led the evaluation of Public Health England’s International Health Regulation programme and the Wellcome Trust’s Drug Resistant Infection programme.
Jon enjoys using evidence to drive innovation in programme improvement, and has worked with many partners to find solutions to long-running, thorny issues including Wellcome, Gavi, the Global Fund and HMG.
He was previously Director of Evidence, Strategy & Innovation at Marie Stopes International, after acting as its Country Director in Uganda.