Margo Warren is the Government Engagement & Policy Manager. She liaises with governments, private foundations and multilateral organisations that are actively working to improve global health and access to medicine in order to share the Foundation’s research findings and identify key opportunities for collaboration and change-making. She also manages the Foundation’s fund-raising activities. Margo is a member of the Strategy team at the Access to Medicine Foundation. Before taking on this role, she was a Researcher for the Access to Medicine Index.
Margo sits on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines & Products and was featured in the Canadian Society for International Health's 2020 list of Canadian Women in Global Health, which recognizes the achievements of established leaders in global health. Prior to joining the Foundation, Margo worked for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario, Canada, in strategic health policy. In her position at the Ministry, Margo led the development of new initiatives pertaining to improving access to medicine, health system strengthening and capacity building.
Margo has held various health research and policy positions focused on partnerships for development, improving access to care, and addressing the social determinants of health both in Canada and globally. Margo holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master's degree in international development with a focus on health policy. Her Master’s thesis explored the complexities of producing affordable generic medications in low- and middle-income countries. To support this work, she completed an independent field study, analysing the domestic production of antiretrovirals in Uganda as a viable option to help increase access to medicine.