Carol Karutu

Vice President, Programs

Prior to joining the END Fund, Carol served a Chief of Party for a USAID funded integrated health project implemented by IntraHealth International in Eastern Uganda, where she provided technical, financial and overall managerial oversight across 30 districts and in over 600 health facilities. Previously, Carol served as project director for multiple HIV and AIDS, maternal child health, family planning and human resource for health projects supporting the design phase, implementation, evaluation and documentation with international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and South Sudan. Throughout her career, Carol has played leading roles in health workforce development, identifying and strengthening health service delivery gaps and building partnerships with governments and local communities for sustainable solutions.

Carol received her Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science (Botany and Zoology) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Carol’s doctoral research which employed quantitative, qualitative and quality improvement methodologies focused on building evidence to improve retention of HIV positive women enrolled in the prevention of HIV from the mother to the child programs in Kenya. Carol is a 2014/2015 American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellow; a 2010 Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient; a 2004 recipient of the Boston University Women’s Guild Award for Academic Excellence and a 2003 recipient of the PEO International Peace Scholarship.

Outside of work, Carol enjoys reading, long distance running, and visiting new places.