Lead, Global NCD Platform, Office of the Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization

Téa Collins is the Deputy Director-General at the WHO. She is advisor at the WHO for Global Coordination mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, where she oversees the work on development cooperation resource flows into NCDs, strengthening health systems for universal health coverage, implementation research and social determinants of NCDs. Prior to this role, Mrs. Téa Collins served as technical advisor on comprehensive cancer control and health systems at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), strengthening the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). Prior to IAEA, Dr Collins advised the World Medical Association (WMA) on global health issues of concern to the medical profession, in collaboration with the WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance.  Mrs. Téa Collins also served as the first Executive Director of the NCD Alliance with a mission to combat the NCD epidemic by putting health at the center of all policies.