Heather Teixeira

Heather Teixeira

Heather Teixeira is the ACTION global health advocacy partnership's Policy and Advocacy Manager, leading their portfolio of work on child health. Heather previously advocated for strong health workforce policies and health systems at IntraHealth International. She taught health education as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, and maintains a strong connection to Tanzanian communities through serving on the Board of Directors for Friends of Tanzania, a micro-granting non-profit focused on Tanzanian community groups. Heather holds a MPH in Health Systems and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Classical Studies and the College of Letters from Wesleyan University.

Blog posts by Heather Teixeira:
  • Posted on Apr 30, 2017  | 

    ACTION’s new Polio Accountability Tool tells the unique history of polio eradication and tracks the government dollars that make eradication a likelihood. Use this tool to track your government’s participation in this effort and help ensure that future generations are completely free from polio. Read more

  • Posted on Apr 24, 2017  | 

    Every year, up to three million children’s lives are saved because of vaccines. Diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria, previously major killers of children are on the decline because of increased access to immunization for children all over the globe. The efforts made to date to roll out immunization services to children around the world are laudable. But, progress doesn’t equal a job completed. We need to push harder and further to reach those children that have been left behind. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that children don’t die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Read more

  • Posted on Nov 11, 2016  | 

    Last year, nearly a million children under five around the globe died from pneumonia. Despite a vaccine and antibiotic treatment that makes pneumonia both preventable and easily treated, it kills more children each year than either HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. It’s unconscionable that children still die in such large numbers from something we can prevent and treat. On Saturday, November 12th, we will observe World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of this injustice. Read more

  • Posted on Apr 25, 2016  | 

    All children deserve to live free from the threat of polio. This World Immunization Week, let’s all throw our shoulders into the effort to eradicate polio. Read more