Lea Hegg

Lea Hegg

Deputy Director, Routine Immunization Strengthening in Polio High-Risk Geographies (RISP) & RI Learning

Lea manages the Routine Immunization Strengthening in Polio High-Risk Geographies (RISP) Initiative focused on improving routine immunization (RI) coverage at the subnational level in 10 countries globally. In this role, Lea leads a team that coordinates with stakeholders across the foundation and externally to achieve impact in areas such as service delivery in fragile and conflict settings, innovations in RI system monitoring and measurement, development of local partners, supporting government immunization systems, immunization financing and more.

Lea joined the foundation in 2011 as an Associate Program Officer focused on polio eradication and improving immunization in Northern Nigeria. Prior to joining the foundation, Lea’s work focused on reproductive and maternal health, HIV/AIDs and human resources for health programming with organizations including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Population Council and World Health Organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies and South Asian Studies from Brown University and a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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