Mallika Raghavan is the Deputy Chief Program Officer. In this role, she directly manages Last Mile Health’s work in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Sierra Leone, supports Last Mile Health’s ongoing work in Liberia, and provides oversight on program strategy and performance functions in partnership with Last Mile Health’s Chief Program Officer.
She joined Last Mile Health in 2014. Most recently, she served as Director of Country Engagement from 2018 to 2021, where she supported the organization’s programming in Liberia and Malawi and led technical projects on community health systems strengthening. She served as Last Mile Health’s Director of National Community Health Systems from 2016 to 2018, and Deputy Director of Quality and Innovation from 2014 to 2016. In these roles, she helped lead the design, launch, and scale of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program alongside the Ministry of Health
Mallika has over ten years of experience in community health systems. Prior to joining Last Mile Health, she worked under the Government of South Sudan to support eradication of neglected tropical disease efforts and in New Delhi and Bihar, India on disaster risk reduction programmes. She holds an MPH from Columbia University in Forced Migration and Health.