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Principal Associate, International Development

Francoise Armand is a portfolio manager and senior private sector adviser providing technical leadership and support in international health.

She is responsible for supporting Abt’s private-sector health portfolio, and oversaw the DFID-supported Zambia Scaling Up Family Planning project. Armand has expertise in the area of market-based strategies for health, including total market initiatives under the USAID-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project. She has more than 15 years of program management expertise in global health, with a focus on family planning and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health.

She previously served as technical director and senior adviser on three private-sector projects funded by USAID’s Office of Population: Commercial Markets Strategies, Private Sector Partnerships-One, and SHOPS. She currently serves on the FP2020 Market Dynamics Working Group.


  • Public-private partnerships for health
  • Total market approaches
  • Social marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Commodity supply chains
  • Family planning, reproductive health, child health, maternal health
  • HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria
  • Languages: Bilingual French-English, Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (proficient)

Key Projects

  • Commercial Markets Strategies (USAID)
  • Private Sector Partnerships-One (USAID)
  • Strengthening Health Outcomes for the Private Sector (USAID)
  • Zambia Scaling Up Family Planning (DFID)
Francoise Armand