8 Billion Opportunities: On November 15, 2022 humanity's population eclipsed 8 billion people. What Does This Mean?

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Wame Jallow

Vice President of International Programs

Wame joined PMC with over 20 years of work in global health-related programming in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, non-communicable diseases, sexual and reproductive health, OVC, maternal and child health, and nutrition. As Vice President of International Programs at Population Media Center, Wame leads a team of program managers and our global staff as they implement, design, and create.

Based in Botswana, Wame’s passion for public health sparked during the rollout of the antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDs. At that time, she worked with children who were orphaned or abandoned by families due to AIDS-related deaths, stigma, or lack of sustenance. Since then, she’s spent her career listening, learning, and creating solutions with communities while moving public health and social movements forward along the way.

Her Favorite Part of Working at PMC

For Wame, the collaboration of PMC’s teams is an inspiration. She enjoys learning from the talented and passionate staff she’s been able to surround herself with. “Everyone I have met and spoken to is deeply invested in the organization’s mission and values.”

  • University of Derby, MSc, Strategic Management
  • George Washington University
Out of the Office

Wame enjoys being outdoors with her daughters — hiking and exploring. She also enjoys cooking, hunting for eccentric art and jewelry pieces, and dancing or listening to music.