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Director of Global Health Practice
Rachel Deussom is the director of the Chemonics Global Health Practice, with over 17 years of experience focusing on health systems strengthening, human resources for health, community health, digital Health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. She is also a Communications CoChair on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition Steering Committee. Previously, she acted as the technical director of HRH2030 Program, USAID’s global health workforce flagship project, led by Chemonics. Ms. Deussom has managed teams and provided technical and/or operations support across Africa and Asia, contributing to USAID, World Bank, and Gates-funded initiatives. She has developed tools and conducted interventions for human resources for health strengthening in the areas of pre-service education, retention, productivity and performance, community engagement, supply chain management, gender, and sustainable financing. She also held an adjunct faculty position at George Washington University and is a trained doula. Ms. Deussom has a B.A. in French from Georgetown University and an M.S. in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Follow her on Twitter at @rachel_deussom.