Chief Executive Officer
Martin Edlund is a founding member and Chief Executive Officer of Malaria No More, a globally recognized non-profit with the visionary mission to end humanity’s oldest, deadliest disease in our lifetimes. During his tenure, Martin has played a lead role in mobilizing global political will, government resources, and innovations to scale life-saving interventions for the global malaria campaign. Martin also serves as Executive Director of the Health Finance Coalition, which is raising substantial private capital to help achieve Africa’s public health goals through blended-finance structures that count leading global corporates, major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), and top foundations as investors. Martin lived and worked in West Africa as Malaria No More’s Director of New Programs, where he helped lead innovative net distribution, testing and education campaigns with Youssou N’Dour, government officials, and media partners in Senegal, Cameroon, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Chad. Prior to joining MNM, Martin was a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Republic, and a political consultant in Washington, D.C., specializing in online campaign strategies. He is a graduate of Harvard University.
Kelly Willis is the Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at Malaria No More, responsible for the oversight and growth of the organization’s high impact programs and partnerships around the world. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience working in infectious disease and global health, helping to build permanent capacity in health systems throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, in roles including Senior Vice President at United States Pharmacopeia, Executive Director of Accordia Global Health Foundation, and through her consulting firm Willis Solutions LLC. Kelly’s field experience includes several years living in East Africa, where she helped launch and support the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, and led a multi-year research program to better understand the impact of medical training programs on standards of care and health outcomes. Prior to that, Kelly spent 5 years in multiple finance and economics management roles at Pfizer, where she also served as a Global Health Fellow in Uganda. She holds a Distinguished Alumni award from Michigan State University, where she earned a BA in French and an MBA in Supply Chain Management.
Haroun Habib is the Program Director for Forecasting Healthy Futures (FHF), convened by Malaria No More. As an experienced senior global health professional, project manager and leader, he has experience in a diverse range of global health areas, including COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and demand, supply chain management, health system strengthening and financing, global health security, governance and development, health information management systems, and public-private partnerships. Haroun’s career in global health includes working with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and many non-governmental organizations. Haroun earned an MBA in international business from the African Leadership University, an MPH with a concentration in international health from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a BS in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Sarah Kester is Malaria No More's Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Most recently, Sarah managed strategic partnerships for Exemplars in Global Health, a program of Gates Ventures, the private office of Bill Gates. In this role, she managed engagement with a number of global partners in support of dissemination and uptake of best practices from countries that have made extraordinary progress in important health outcomes and to ultimately inform policy and practice. Prior to her time with Exemplars in Global Health, Sarah spent four years in various roles at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, leading several initiatives to support capacity strengthening for immunization professionals in low and middle income countries. Sarah also has experience working in digital health, implementing large scale mobile health solutions to support patient recruitment and patient engagement for clinical research studies, and in public health research, working with federal and state health agencies both in the United States and abroad to conduct disease surveillance and community engagement. Sarah has a master’s degree in public health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology and global health, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and community health from Tufts University.
Senior Manager, Program and Partnerships
Grace is the Manager of Network Partnerships at Malaria No More, focusing on the Institute of Malaria and Climate Solutions. Prior to joining MNM, Grace worked as a business development consultant at ICAP and as a Program Officer at JSI Research & Training Institute, implementing USAID global health projects and working with the Center for HIV & Infectious Diseases. She began her career in research focused on maternal health outcomes in Zanzibar. Grace received her B.A. in Neuroscience and a Master of Public Health from Boston University, concentrating in Global Health and Epidemiology.
Senior Manager, International Programs
Carrie Nichols is Malaria No More’s Manager of International Programs focusing on our work in India. Prior to MNM, Carrie was a Program Officer with FHI 360 and John Snow, Inc., where she managed USAID, UN, and Gates Foundation projects in India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Haiti, and Ethiopia focusing on public health supply chain and financial inclusion for the bottom billion. She began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali and as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Zambia. Carrie graduated from The George Washington University with an MA in international development and from Portland State University with a BA in political science.
Special Advisor and Director, IMACS
Dr Kaushik Sarkar is a Global Health professional turned Artificial Intelligence (AI) practitioner who aims to benefit the billion’s health using the untapped opportunities of applying AI through strategic innovations and transdisciplinary solutions. He is the inaugural Director incubating the Institute for Malaria & Climate Solutions (IMACS) of Malaria No More and also heads Malaria No More India. He has advanced several strategic and technology innovations, including precision programming and climate-based forecasting models, to strengthen health systems and access to services by the most marginalized. He also led the establishment of the Strategic Support Unit and convened multisectoral platforms – Malaria Action Coalition and India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate – to accelerate India’s progress towards malaria elimination. Kaushik holds a professional doctorate (MD) in Community Medicine and an Executive MBA in Business Analytics. He was awarded Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the doctoral examination and the Vijay Narayan award for research on health empowerment among tribal adolescents.