Rachel Deussom

Global Health Practice Director
Chemonics International

Rachel Deussom is a health workforce expert with more than 17 years of experience focusing on health systems, community health,  digital Health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. She has led teams and provided technical and operations support across Africa and Asia, contributing to USAID, World Bank, and Gates-funded initiatives. Ms. Deussom has developed tools and implemented human resources for health strengthening interventions 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. Her work aims to ensure that everyone can access high-quality care from health worker team and live healthier, more productive lives.