For the past 19 years Anja Leetz has worked for a number of environmental organisations in the UK and Belgium, such as Friends of the Earth England, the European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe. For the last ten years she has served as the Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe in Brussels. In her role she was involved in the phase out of mercury based sphygmomanometers in Europe. Anja represented HCWH Europe at a UN level at the Minamata convention, climate, and SAICM negotiations, as well as at the World Health Assembly. Anja holds several degrees from Germany and the UK in teaching, communications, and business management. She has also worked as an advisor to the German government on chemicals and the WHO Euro region on environmentally sustainable health systems. Currently Anja studies for a MSc Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh and serves as a board member for the German Alliance for Climate Change and Health, KLUG.