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Helen McGuire

Helen McGuire leads our work in noncommunicable diseases. Photo: PATH.

Program Leader, Noncommunicable Diseases

Helen McGuire leads a growing portfolio of projects focused on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and building close linkages with our longstanding work in women's cancers.

Ms. McGuire’s 15-year career in noncommunicable diseases includes senior posts at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in Brussels and experience driving major projects in public health, clinical care, education, and system redesign.

Prior to joining PATH in 2013, Ms. McGuire served as acting director of policy and programs at the IDF, where she led strategy implementation for diabetes education and health systems in collaboration with national member associations and global leaders in diabetes. Other major achievements include negotiating and establishing an innovative diabetes education program in more than 100 countries and building the D-Net online diabetes network for health care professionals.

Ms. McGuire also served as the senior member of the research team for the recently completed 3C Study, which provided comprehensive understanding of the coverage, cost, and care of type 1 diabetes in China. This groundbreaking research is being used to shape Chinese government policy on type 1 diabetes.