Hannah Bowen

Hannah is the Director of ACTION, a global health advocacy partnership hosted by RESULTS Educational Fund in Washington, DC. She manages the ACTION Secretariat and supports 11 partners in 10 countries and the EU, who work together to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and achieve equitable access to health. Prior to joining ACTION, Hannah was the Director of Policy & Advocacy at Malaria No More, where she focused on strengthening global partnerships and securing the funding and political will necessary to succeed in the fight against malaria. She previously managed research, impact evaluation and strategy across Malaria No More’s communications and advocacy programs in Africa, and worked as a Project Manager for Africa at InterMedia in Washington, D.C. and Nairobi, overseeing research on media and communications in more than a dozen African countries for clients in the public and nonprofit sectors. Hannah holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Yale and a Master’s in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In between, she was a project manager at a county agency in California's wine country and a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Ghana.


ACTION is a global partnership of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services. ACTION was founded in 2004 as a partnership of civil society advocacy organizations with the shared mission of mobilizing new resources against tuberculosis (TB), a disease that kills one person every 20 seconds. 

ACTION partners work across five continents in both donor and high-burden countries and advocate at the
local, national, and global levels.

Building off of its successes in global TB advocacy, ACTION broadened its mission to tackle more diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health. Under its new mission, ACTION partners expanded advocacy efforts to increase coverage of new and basic vaccines for children, which save approximately 2.5 million lives every year. ACTION partners mobilize resources through multilateral, bilateral, and countrylevel channels to prioritize the fight against the leading killers of children and improve vaccine access.

Guided by our vision where all people achieve their right to access lifesaving health services, ACTION builds on our existing international partnership to advocate for the world’s most vulnerable.