As ITI’s Senior Program Associate, Anne Heggen helps existing country programs with implementation of trachoma control activities, including data management and forecasting. She also supports ITI’s scale-up by assisting countries to develop applications for Zithromax and national plans that promote full implementation of the SAFE strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma. In addition, Ms. Heggen provides programmatic and technical support to the ITI Ethiopia field office.
Prior to joining ITI, Ms. Heggen lived and worked in Ghana and Southern Sudan. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in northern Ghana as a secondary school science teacher and she coordinated health promotion activities for the Ghana Guinea Worm Eradication Program. After Peace Corps, she worked for the Carter Center as a health promotion consultant for the Ghana and Southern Sudan Guinea worm and trachoma programs, where she developed considerable experience with health education and behavior change. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Iowa State University, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.