Mark Allen is responsible for managing strategic partners across Merck’s program portfolio, including Merck for Mothers’ (MfM) partnership with the Global Financial Facility. Allen also has oversight of MfMs’ digital portfolio. Previously, Allen was the managing director for Africa programs with Malaria No More, managing the organization’s investments across six countries. He started his professional career in international development at the Touch Foundation, a McKinsey & Co.-founded organization focused on building human resource capacity in the health sector in Tanzania. Prior to the Touch Foundation, he lived in rural Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer. Allen has over 20 years of experience in both the private and international development sectors.