Technical Advisor, HRH2030 Leah McManus
Leah McManus is the health informatics and human resources for health planning technical advisor with the USAID HRH2030 program. Beginning her career in community health systems strengthening, Ms. McManus worked with local partners to implement maternal and child health; immunization; malaria; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and HIV/AIDS interventions that empowered communities to take ownership of their health outcomes. Since then, her work has focused on collaboratively developing governments’ capacity to support those on the front lines of care — health workers — to increase the availability and quality of health services. In particular, Ms. McManus works with governments to build interoperable health information systems and to use data from these systems to better train, plan, communicate with, and manage their health workforce. She believes that local voices are critical to driving the development of sustainable processes and solutions. Ms. McManus holds a master’s degree in international development from North Carolina State University and has worked throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and now Southeast Asia.