Corinna Heineke is Senior Policy Advisor at Health Poverty Action
Corinna Heineke is Senior Policy Advisor at Health Poverty Action (www.healthpovertyaction.org), a London-based international NGO that works to strengthen poor and marginalised people in developing countries in their struggle for health.
Corinna has been a social researcher and activist on issues of world trade, globalisation, intellectual property, biodiversity and health for over ten years. While initially being interested in issues of biopiracy and the subjection of indigenous knowledge to intellectual property regimes, the issue of access to medicines became one that she could not ignore. She thus went on to campaign on access to medicines issues and how to decouple the cost of innovation from the price of medicines. She is passionate about the human right to health and through Health Poverty Action’s campaign ‘Mothers on the Margins’ she today contributes to giving indigenous mothers a voice in their struggle to access quality and culturally appropriate health care.
Corinna has lived and worked in Germany, Peru, El Salvador, New Zealand, Tanzania and the UK.