Christine Sow


Dr. Christine Sow is the CEO & President of Humentum and has broad experience in advocacy and technical programming around health systems, sexual and reproductive health rights, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and child survival. She has worked with boards of directors to develop and implement sustainable change and expand resources and partners – notably, she led the relaunch of Global Health Council, the membership organization which connects advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide. She is a skilled operations director who has provided oversight to teams and annual budgets of all sizes, from a three-person start-up with a budget of less than $1 million, to a multi-team division overseeing a staff of more than 4,000 and an annual budget exceeding $400 million.

Before joining Humentum, Dr. Sow led Palladium’s impact bond work, directing the world’s first maternal and child health development impact bond, supported by USAID, UBS Bank Optimus Foundation, and Merck for Mothers. As Senior Director of Country Programs, Dr. Sow was instrumental in providing oversight and guidance to a portfolio of more than 20 global and bilateral projects within Palladium’s health practice, and led Palladium’s Journey to Self-Reliance task force, developing recommendations to effectively respond to the U.S. government’s increasing emphasis on country-level capacity strengthening, contracting ability, and sustainability.

Over the span of her career, Dr. Sow has worked for non-profit, academic, bilateral and multilateral agencies across more than 30 countries worldwide. Prior to her role at Palladium, Dr. Sow served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Population Services International (PSI). Before joining PSI, she was President and Executive Director at the Global Health Council, and also served as Vice President of International Programs at Plan International USA. She has also held positions with UNICEF and USAID, Family Health International and Tulane and Georgetown Universities. She has native proficiency in English and French.

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