As PATH’s global program leader for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Helen McGuire is responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and business development, donor relations, and management and implementation of the NCD program at PATH. She provides leadership and technical guidance to our country programs to develop and implement their NCD work, including integration of hypertension into PEPFAR/USAID platform in Kenya, improving access to hypertension diagnosis and care in Vietnam, and building the evidence and advocating for availability of affordable essential medicines and technologies with early studies completed in Kenya and Senegal.
Ms. McGuire provides thought leadership to the global health field in the prevention and management of NCDs in low-resource settings. She also develops and helps facilitate effective external collaborations, including public/private partnership opportunities through industry engagement, and collaborations with individuals, donors, and organizations to achieve existing NCD project goals. She is a resource to local public health policymakers and planners in reviewing evidence and establishing policies and guidelines for NCD prevention and management programs.
Prior to joining PATH in 2013, Ms. McGuire served as acting director of policy and programs at the International Diabetes Federation, where she led strategy implementation for diabetes education and health systems in collaboration with national member associations and global leaders in diabetes. Helen has work experience in Kenya, Vietnam, China, India, Senegal, the United States, and Canada, and she has authored or coauthored several peer-reviewed publications.
Ms. McGuire holds a masters degree in health administration from the University of Toronto, Canada.