Sarah Kline, Founder and CEO of United for Global Mental Health
Sarah Kline is Co-Founder and CEO of United for Global Mental Health. Over the course of her career, she has developed and delivered successful national and international campaigns and initiatives aimed at governments, international institutions and political parties at the highest levels. These include leading the political strategy for Make Poverty History in the UK in 2005 and the design and delivery of the Prime Minister’s MDG Call to Action campaign in 2008 that raised $16 billion in pledges for international development.
From 2011 to 2017 she worked at the World Health Organisation in a variety of positions based in Switzerland, Nigeria, the Philippines and the US. Her work included overseeing resource mobilisation and communications activities and raising billions of dollars to respond to humanitarian emergencies and disease outbreaks including the response and recovery efforts post-Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines), the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak, and the global effort to end polio. Prior to working for WHO, she founded Malaria No More UK in 2008, an NGO dedicated to helping end malaria. Sarah has worked for the British government (in DFID and the FCO), the World Bank, Oxfam GB and a private lobbying company in Washington DC. She is an experienced media spokesperson, appearing in numerous national and international broadcast and print outlets.