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If you are looking to expand or improve your pharmaceutical business in Africa, this Summit provides a brand NEW platform allowing participants to learn about opportunities, regulation and challenges within the Region.

We invite the regulators, industry professionals and experts from Africa.

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12-15 SEPTEMBER

2022

50 SPEAKERS

Government & industry Speakers

300+ SEATS

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2022 SPEAKERS

Mr. LIBERT CHIRINDA

Position: Chief Regulatory Officer pf the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Division at Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)
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Libert Chirinda is a Chief Regulatory Officer in the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials (PVCT) Division at the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), where he is involved in managing vigilance activities as well as clinical trials oversight activities.

He has more than eight years’ experience in pharmacovigilance activities and regulatory affairs, and has been part of the PVCT Division, which is also the National Pharmacovigilance Centre for Zimbabwe, since 2013. He has been involved in several pharmacovigilance initiatives locally, regionally, and internationally, and seeks to improve pharmacovigilance systems in Zimbabwe and beyond.

He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), as well as a Master of Health Sciences Degree in Pharmacovigilance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Outside the work environment, Libert can usually be found playing chess or reading. Libert has been an avid reader for as long as he can remember, and his choice of literature spans across genres.

Mr. LIBERT CHIRINDA

Chief Regulatory Officer pf the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Division at Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)

MR. ALEX JUMA ISMAIL

Position: Drug Registration Officer at the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA)
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Drug Registration Officer at the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA)

I work as a Drug Registration Officer at the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) where I am involved in the evaluation of medicinal products dossiers.  Within TMDA, I have been the focal person for the SADC Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Programme (SADC MRH) for the past two years. Under the this Programme I have participated in many activities and initiatives to include co-chairing the SADC Variations Technical Working Group, and currently serving as a member to the current Technical Working Group (TWG) responsible for developing SADC Emergency Use Authorization Framework under the support of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

I am currently the Focal Person and the Regional Technical Officer for the East African Community Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Programme where I coordinate all matters related to EAC joint activities including assessment of dossiers and quality assurance of reports as well as a serving as a member of the Expert Working Group on Medicines Evaluation and Registration of the Programme.

MR. ALEX JUMA ISMAIL

Drug Registration Officer at the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA)

HONORE AYINKAMIYE

Position: Finished and Active PharmaceuticalProducts Registration Specialist Rwanda Food & Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA)
Categories: RA Speakers 2022

Mr HONORE AYINKAMIYE is a Pharmacist with experience of more than 10 years in the pharmaceutical sector, both in private and public institutions, where he has been involved in technical and managerial positions. Currently, he is working with Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA) as a Finished and Active Pharmaceutical Products Registration Specialist.

HONORE has been involved in different regulatory activities at the country level and he is also contributing to the Medicines Regulatory Harmonization initiatives as the assessor of product dossier applications at the East African Community (EAC) level to insure the products’ quality, safety and efficacy.

He is also the Focal Person for the WHO/SRA Collaborative Registration Procedures (CRP), a facilitated procedure that aims to accelerate the registration process through improved information sharing between WHO PQ and national regulatory authorities (NRAs).

HONORE is passionate about ensuring equitable access to safe, efficacious and quality health commodities.

HONORE AYINKAMIYE

Finished and Active PharmaceuticalProducts Registration Specialist Rwanda Food & Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA)

DR. ZAKARIA THAMRI

Position: Regional Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Lead IMETA (India, Middle east, Turkey & Africa)
Categories: PV Speakers 2022

Zakaria holds a Doctoral degree in pharmacy from Algeria and a Pharmacovigilance certificate from France,

He started his career in Pharmacovigilance at Roche Pharmaceutical, where he has also served in different roles in Medical Affairs and Products quality.

Zakaria joined Boehringer Ingelheim in February 2019 as Local Pharmacovigilance Manager for North-West Africa Region and is currently, Regional Pharmacovigilance Lead for IMETA region (India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa) based in Dubai-UAE.

DR. ZAKARIA THAMRI

Regional Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Lead IMETA (India, Middle east, Turkey & Africa)

MS. ANNA M. SHIMBULU

Position: Head of Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council.
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Anna is medicines information and safety pharmacist with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Pharmacology. She has been heading the national pharmacovigilance centre for over 6 years. Prior to joining the regulatory authority in 2015, she worked in hospital pharmacy where she was also the focal person for pharmacovigilance.

She is the national focal person in the ongoing EDCTP funded project (April 2020 – March 2023) aimed at Strengthening Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Capacities in four Southern African countries (SPaRCS).

Anna serves as a member of the Namibia Essential Medicine List committee as well as the Education Committee of the Pharmacy Council of Namibia.

MS. ANNA M. SHIMBULU

Head of Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council.

MR. LEBOGANG KOITSIWE

Position: PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER AT BOTSWANA MEDICINES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (BOMRA)
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Lebogang has over 12 years of working experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, a fully registered Pharmacist with the Botswana Health Professions Council graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Latrobe University, Bendigo Australia.

A Pharmacovigilance Manager with the Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA), Lebogang has a firm grip in the Drug Regulatory systems, Market dynamics and pharmaceutical industry, currently responsible for core PV operational functions including Case Management, and Quality and Document Management, managing the operation infrastructure required to oversee all aspects of adverse event collection, processing, and reporting from clinical trials.

As the Immediate Past President of The Pharmaceutical Society of Botswana, Lebogang is involved in the development of Campaigns that promote health care industry and has gone to develop strategic relations and collaborations with stakeholders within the health industry in Botswana and the SADC region. A member of the Commonwealth Pharmacist Association Council, his role includes but not limited to advocating for collaboration and partnership amongst the Commonwealth Pharmacy Associations. A member of the joint taskforce for the Ministry of Health & Wellness and Business Botswana mandated with developing strategic projects that will see private sector collaboration in public healthcare delivery. Also, member of International Society of Pharmacovigilance

LK as he is affectionally known prides himself with the development of safety exchange agreements with license partners and distributors in support of PV collaborations, a firm believer that accomplishments validate facts you already know while setbacks teach the hard lessons.

MR. LEBOGANG KOITSIWE

PHARMACOVIGILANCE MANAGER AT BOTSWANA MEDICINES REGULATORY AUTHORITY (BOMRA)

MRS. HOUDA SEFIANI

Position: Pharmaco-toxicologist at the Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center of Morocco
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MRS HOUDA SEFIANI is medical doctor, graduated from Rabat University School of medicine, Morocco. Specialized in pharmaco-toxicology. She has a PHD in Health Vigilances field.

She began her career as practitioner during 4 years before integrating the WHO Collaborating Centre: Moroccan Poison Control Centre and Pharmacovigilance Centre, in 2007.

Since 2007: working in pharmacovigilance activities, focusing on cases analysis, causality assessment, signal detection and risk minimization actions.

Since 2008: Involved in different training and pharmacovigilance development projects in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Monitoring Medicines Project, Uppsala Monitoring Centre and the Moroccan Pharmacovigilance Centre, to promote Pv in Africa and MENA region and to develop new tools to manage ADRs.

Since 2014, She is member of ATC-DDD WHO Working group.

MRS. HOUDA SEFIANI

Pharmaco-toxicologist at the Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center of Morocco

DR. ALEMAYEHU DUGA

Position: Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) Coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance Center
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is a Pharmacovigilance (PAVIA) coordinator in Eswatini. Alemayehu is a pharmacy professional with advanced skills around pharmaceutical services and pharmacovigilance (Patient safety). He has over ten years of proven experience in pharmaceutical services, academia and pharmacovigilance at national, regional and facility levels.

In his current role as a Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance center, he coordinates pharmacovigilance activities and provide technical assistance to the National pharmacovigilance center in the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini to strengthen the pharmacovigilance system.

He previously worked with various USAID-funded projects including Management Science for Health (MSH)/SIAPS project as a Technical Advisor-patient safety as well as in Universities in Eswatini as a Lecturer.

Alemayehu holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a master’s degree in clinical research and currently pursuing his Ph.D. in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, France through EU2P program. He has also done various PV training with different institutions.

DR. ALEMAYEHU DUGA

Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA) Coordinator with Eswatini National Pharmacovigilance Center

Dr. SYBIL NANA AMA OSSEI-AGYEMAN-YEBOAH

Position: Ag. Principal Program Officer and Head of Public Health Division at WAHO
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A Pharmacist with 33 years’ experience and 23 years’ experience as Pharmaceutical and Quality Assurance Analyst. She holds MSc. in Pharmaceutical and Quality Control (1999) from KNUST-Ghana and currently a PhD candidate in Public Health Administration and Policy. She is a Fellow of the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (2018) as well as a Fellow Ghana Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (2016).

Sybil has been working with WAHO for the past 12 years as the Professional Officer in charge of Pharmaceuticals, and now the Ag. Principal Program Officer and Head of Public Health Division.  She has expertise in policy and strategic plan development, medicines regulatory systems, quality control systems for laboratories, ensuring the accreditations of the national regulatory agencies and laboratories to international standards, building local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities and establishing good manufacturing practices. She has coordinated the ECOWAS Regional Medicines Regulatory Harmonization process since 2014, trained and developed regional experts in the pharmaceutical sectors to strengthen the human resource for the work force, as well as led various initiatives to improve access to quality, safe and affordable medical products in the ECOWAS region. Has good working relationships with stakeholders and partners. Currently coordinating the ECOWAS COVID-19 vaccines Taskforce to ensure effective access of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines production in the region.

Dr. SYBIL NANA AMA OSSEI-AGYEMAN-YEBOAH

Ag. Principal Program Officer and Head of Public Health Division at WAHO

Dr. BURHANI OTHMAN SIMAI

Position: Executive Director of Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA).
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Currently Executive Director of Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA). Over 20 years’ experience in strengthening Zanzibar Medicine Regulatory Authority from less resourced Pharmacy Board to the middle-income Food and Drug Agency.

He Participated in WHO assessment of Medicine Regulatory System in Sub Saharan African Countries, Devoted, Pioneering and Volunteering in Regional Medicine Regulatory Harmonization Initiatives and African Union Medicine, Policy and Regulation Reforms Expert Working Groups.

Dr. BURHANI OTHMAN SIMAI

Executive Director of Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA).

MR. KUDAAKWASHE KAPFUMVUTI

Position: Senior Manager - Health Products Authorisation at SAHPRA
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Bio:

  • Passionate about Health Products Regulation
  • Access to Safe, Quality & Efficacious Health Products
  • Motivated by success
  • Favorites: Music, Fitness, Travelling, Sport

Career:

  • Pharm (Hons), PG DiP Medicines Development & MBA
  • Senior Manager at SAHPRA since Jan 2021
  • Regulatory Officer/ Assessor at MCAZ (2.5 yrs.)
  • Regulatory Affairs in Pharma (6.5 yrs.) & FMCG (1.5yrs)
  • 5 years’ experience in R&D

MR. KUDAAKWASHE KAPFUMVUTI

Senior Manager - Health Products Authorisation at SAHPRA

DR. FLORAH MATLALA

Position: Head of Pharmacovigilance Unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)
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Florah is a pharmacist by profession currently heading the pharmacovigilance unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). She holds BPharm and master’s in pharmacy with specialisation in Pharmacovigilance & Pharmacoepidemiology. She joined SAHPRA in 2011 as Medicine Registration Officer in the Pharmaceutical & Analytical Directorate and later Head the Vigilance unit since October 2015 to date. She has experience in different pharmacy sectors, including medicines regulation, retail and hospital pharmacy. She has attended different pharmacovigilance courses offered internationally including training by Uppsala Monitoring Centre.

She supports the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee and member of African Union Smart Safety Surveillance (AU-3S) Joint Signal Management Group, aimed at facilitating cross-country signal management for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to support action in the interest of public health and safety.

DR. FLORAH MATLALA

Head of Pharmacovigilance Unit of South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)

MS. NURAN IDRIS

Position: Healthcare Manager for Africa at GS1
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Nuran Idris joined GS1 Global Office in January 2020. She works in the Healthcare team as Healthcare manager for Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is originally from neighboring Tanzania.

Nuran’s main role at GS1 is to support countries in Africa in establishing pharmaceutical traceability systems using GS1 standards.

Prior to joining GS1, she worked for multiple USAID funded projects in Tanzania and Malawi with short term engagements in Zambia and Ivory Coast. Nuran also briefly worked for one of Global Fund’s project in The Netherlands.

Nuran’s experiences have seen her engage multiple stakeholders from the grass root level up to senior levels in local and international settings. From the digital health angle, Nuran has conducted trainings and managed teams that deployed systems that have contributed positively to improvements in local supply chain operations.

With the power of standards, Nuran strongly believes that even more efficiencies and mostly, improved care to patients can be achieved in developing countries.

Nuran is a Political Scientist and a global eHealth specialist by training.

MS. NURAN IDRIS

Healthcare Manager for Africa at GS1

MR. STAVROS NICOLAOU

Position: Group Senior Executive for Strategic Trade Development at Aspen Pharmacare
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Stavros Nicolaou is the Aspen Pharmacare Group’s Senior Executive responsible for Strategic Trade Development. Previously he was CEO of Aspen’s Export Business. Aspen is Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer and a now world leader in Anaesthetics and injectable anti-coagulants. Aspen is one of South Africa’s most globalised multinational companies with a presence in over 50 geographies globally, with 26 manufacturing facilities across 6 continents. He was instrumental in introducing the first generic ARV’s on the African Continent developed by Aspen, which has gone on to save hundreds of thousands of lives in South Africa and on the African Continent.

Nicolaou has over 30 years’ experience in the South African and International Pharmaceutical Industry and is a previous winner of the SA Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) Health Care Marketer of the year Award. He was a previous recipient Monty Rubenstein Award for proficiency in Pharmaceutics from the Wits University Pharmacy Faculty. He was awarded, the Order of the Lion of St Mark by the Greek Orthodox Pope Theodoros II and recently received the title of “High Commander of the Order of the Apostle & Evangelist Mark” of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.  He has been inducted as a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA), one of the highest honours bestowed by the PSSA, and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from Wits University.

He has been a speaker at a number of conferences, including the Economist Roundtable, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and recently delivered a lecture on ARV developments at the Raigon Institute, a JV between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He has previously and continues to serve on a number of Industry & associated structures, some of which include

MR. STAVROS NICOLAOU

Group Senior Executive for Strategic Trade Development at Aspen Pharmacare

PR. RIADH DAGHFOUS

Position: Director General of the Tunisian National Pharmacovigilance Center
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Professor Riadh DAGHFOUS is a Doctor of Medicine MD. He received the title of Physician Resident for Hospitals of Paris in 1990 and obtained his specialty in Pharmacology at the University of Tunis during the same year. He became an Assistant lecturer in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis in November 1991 and Associate Lecturer in December 1996 and now he is a professor of pharmacology since December 2004.

He has held several teaching positions including the position of coordinator of Pharmacology teaching (from 2002 to 2008) in the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis.

At the national level, he is now the Head (General Director) of the Tunisian National Center of Pharmacovigilance since January 2017and, the head of Covid-19 scientific vaccination committee and member of the Tunisian Health Ministry COVID-19 scientific committee, since 2021.

Professor Riadh DAGHFOUS is a member of the Clinical Pharmacology Research Laboratory of the National Center for Pharmacovigilance and of the Pharmacology Research Unit at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis and is also a national expert in clinical trials since 1999. He’s an author of numerous national and international publications.

At the international level, he occupies the position of Tunisia representing in the WHO for the international network for the surveillance of pre-qualified vaccines.

He has been a founding member of the African society of pharmacovigilance since 2012 and a member of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance since 2001.

PR. RIADH DAGHFOUS

Director General of the Tunisian National Pharmacovigilance Center

MR. NATHAN SEYOUM

Position: External Medicine Dossier Assessor at Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA)
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External Medicine Dossier Assessor at Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA) and

the Co-founder & Vice President of East Africa Regulatory Affairs Professionals Association (EARAPA). Mr. Nathan is also an assistant lecturer at the Addis Ababa University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics, Medicine Regulatory Affairs program.

He graduated from Clinical Pharmacy at the Addis Ababa University, and he’s currently finalizing his Master’s Degree in Medicine Regulatory Affairs.

I am an academician at the School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy.

MR. NATHAN SEYOUM

External Medicine Dossier Assessor at Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA)

Mr. EMEKA CHUKWURAH

Position: Team Lead Regulatory Affairs Projects at CQRAFF Solutions Ltd.
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Emeka Chukwurah currently leads the Regulatory Affairs Projects Team at CQRAFF Solutions Ltd. His focus is in simplifying regulatory complexities in West African countries for business growth by creatively interpreting and influencing regulations, bridging knowledge gaps and relationship building between Regulators and the industry. He understands the thinking of regulatory authorities and the regulatory challenges facing businesses in West African markets.

In his current role he advises clients on: Regulatory Strategy for Market access / entry. Regulatory Submissions and Intelligence, Marketing Authorization applications and Post Marketing maintenance, Product Registration and License Management, Site cGMP Inspection Readiness, regulatory audit support services for manufacturing facilities and any other regulatory activity that may arise.

CQRAFF Solutions is a company incorporated by law in Nigeria to render Corporate Regulatory Affairs services to Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Food & Nutraceuticals companies/manufacturers with strong presence in Nigeria and Ghana.

Mr. EMEKA CHUKWURAH

Team Lead Regulatory Affairs Projects at CQRAFF Solutions Ltd.

Mr. Rostand Sagu Kenfack

Position: Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Institut Africain du Médicament (IAM)
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Mr Rostand SAGU Kenfack is a Quality control and Quality assurance engineer, international regulatory expert for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic in French speaking African countries. He is a holder of a master’s degree in quality and Assurance Control for Drugs, Foods and Cosmetic, a Master degree in Clinical Biochemistry, both obtain at University of Dschang in Cameroon.

He is having also an Assistant Project Manager Diploma in Clinical Trial, from the Clinical Trial Evaluation Center Timone Hospital Aix- Marseille University France. He has followed up many regulatory certifications training in Dubai, Ivory Coast and Cameroon. He is the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Institut Africain du Médicament (IAM) an international company in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sector (Helioscience) based in Douala (Cameroon) and Marseille (France), which works for the improvement of quality and healthcare system in Africa, Registration assistance and regulation compliance for French speaking countries and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Mr Sagu is member of international organization such as Industrial Pharmacy Section of the International Federation of Pharmacist (FIP), BackOffice Manager of the African Pharmaceutical Forum (APF) and promoter of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition – DUPHAT, in Africa since 2018. He is married and father of one.

Mr. Rostand Sagu Kenfack

Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Institut Africain du Médicament (IAM)

DR. HALA ABU GHAZALAH

Position: Head of Regulatory Affairs, Africa & Middle East at Pfizer
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Hala Abu Ghazalah, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Africa & Middle East

Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group with 25 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs, External Affairs, and Marketing, supporting various healthcare categories.

Pharmacist by education, licensed in both UAE and Canada.

DR. HALA ABU GHAZALAH

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Africa & Middle East at Pfizer

2021 SPEAKERS

Lebogang Koitsiwe

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Lebogang has over 11 years of working experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, a fully registered Pharmacist with the Botswana Health Professions Council graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Latrobe University, Bendigo Australia.
A Pharmacovigilance and Clinical trials Manager with the Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA), Lebogang has a firm grip in the Drug Regulatory systems, Market dynamics and Pharmaceutical industry, currently responsible for core PV operational functions including Case Management, and Quality and Document Management, managing the operation infrastructure required to oversee all aspects of adverse event collection, processing, and reporting from clinical trials.
Doubling as the President of The Pharmaceutical Society of Botswana, Lebogang is involved in the development of Campaigns that promote health care industry and has gone to develop strategic relations and collaborations with stakeholders within the health industry in Botswana and the SADC region. A member of the Commonwealth Pharmacist Association Council, his role includes but not limited to advocating for collaboration and partnership amongst the Commonwealth Pharmacy Associations. A member of the joint taskforce for the Ministry of Health & Wellness and Business Botswana mandated with developing strategic projects that will see private sector collaboration in public healthcare delivery. Also, member of International Society of Pharmacovigilance
LK as he is affectionally known prides himself with the development of safety exchange agreements with license partners and distributors in support of PV collaborations, a firm believer that accomplishments validate facts you already know while setbacks teach the hard lessons.

Lebogang Koitsiwe

Nashwa Nashaat

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Nashwa Nashaat

Yusuf Dawood

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Yusuf Dawood is the Country Safety head for SANOFI South Africa. He is also the vice chair of IPASA PV
WorkStream. His areas of expertise include Implementation and management of Pharmacovigilance
system including Patient support programs, Market research programs and Digital projects, Safety
Agreements, Risk Management and case management. He has collaborated on projects such as Global
Reconciliation Working Group, Pharmacovigilance education and internal pharmacovigilance campaigns.
He completed his Master of Pharmacy – with distinction at the University of the Witwatersrand. To
further enhance his management skills, he completed Project Management at the Gordon Institute of
Business sciences. Yusuf strives for excellence with his strategic thinking, simplification of processes and
his creative, innovative and inquisitive charms.

Yusuf Dawood

Ahmed Abd El-Khalik Yousif

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Head of the executive team for the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Track & Trace System
Project, being responsible for project management & implementing the
Traceability National Platform for the Pharmaceutical Products for securing against
Substandard, Spurious, Falsely Labeled, Falsified & Counterfeit (SSFFC) products,
securing drugs supply chain around Egypt, ensuring market authorization, and
enhancing market monitoring and control. Being the Deputy Head of the Digital
Transformation Dept. a specialized unit that is responsible for the Digital
Transformation inside the Egyptian Drug Authority. He was also a team member in
the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Reform Project; that is electronically
secures & monitors the availability of all pharmaceutical products all over the
governmental healthcare sector. He is a certified Healthcare Informatician since
2015 (Egyptian Fellowship Board, 2015). For 5 years, he was the Head of
Pharmaceutical Regional Warehouses for Injectable, Emergency & Narcotic
Pharmaceutical Products.

Ahmed Abd El-Khalik Yousif

Christine Oyewo

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Christine Oyewo is responsible for the implementation of GS1 Standards and Traceability in the

Nigerian Healthcare delivery system and pharmaceutical sector.

Christine is a pharmacist with an MBA and several Supply Chain Certifications including from MIT.  She spent part of her career in the pharmaceutical industry and worked in sales and marketing as well as in regulatory affairs. She has great passion for technologies around efficiency and visibility in the supply chain and its positive impact on patient safety and in the fight against substandard and fake medications.

She strongly believes that collaboration among all stakeholders will make this possible in Africa.

Christine Oyewo

Dr Farzana Sunderji

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As the pioneer of successfully setting up and running Kenya’s first fully approved and regulated Online Pharmacy, Dr. Farzana Sunderji has forged her reputation as an exceptional, forward-thinking Pharmacist by leveraging on technology within the digital era.
Leaving a lucrative career in the UK to come back home to Kenya, Dr. Farzana Sunderji has made it her mission to use her skillset conscientiously and consciously towards improving the pharmaceutical industry in whatever capacity she can, both locally as well as internationally.
She has been recognised for her EQ in every project she has so far undertaken and has proven herself time and again to be a born leader who is able to clearly articulate goals, anticipate where the industry is heading and ensure that she is well up to date with current trends and practices, all the while remaining extremely conscious of Best Practice, Due Diligence and her own set of Ethical and Moral standards.
Every career decision she has made has been backed by the ethos of an exceptionally high standard of care to patients, and to put a patient’s health above financial compensation. Her recommendations on improving how companies operate have yielded phenomenal results and won her deep respect not only among peers but also among end consumers who have commended the changes.

Dr Farzana Sunderji

Tshepiso Mabena

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Tshepiso Mabena has a Degree in Nursing ( B CUR), B Tech Biopharmaceutical Sciences and a Certificate in Project Management.
She started her career at Investigator Sites as a study Coordinator and progressed through global CROs and international Pharma Companies: Novartis Vaccines, IQVIA, ClinTect International (contracted to MSD), and GSK.

With 16 years in clinical research experience overseeing all project phases – monitoring, site feasibility, selection, regulatory submissions, budget negotiations, contract management, start-up and Third-Party Oversight, Tshepiso Mabena joined Tigermed in May 2021 within Therapeutic Area of Oncology, Respiratory, Infectious Diseases, Women’s Health and Vaccines.

Tshepiso Mabena focus is to cultivate good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Tshepiso Mabena

Dr. Winnie Munene

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Winnie Munene is the Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim. She is majorly responsible for English speaking Sub-Sahara African countries. Winnie holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Nairobi, an MBA in Healthcare Management from Strathmore Business School and higher diploma in Industrial Pharmaceutical Advanced Training from Purdue University/Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy. She is an Afrika Kommt fellow 2017 having worked at Merck KGaA in their Germany headquarters for an year.
Winnie is a conscientious healthcare professional passionate about healthcare access and social equity all in the sphere of corporate governance and ethical business practice. She has close to 15 years in both management and leadership roles in Pharmacovilance, Quality and Regulatory Affairs with cross-functional management responsibilities for healthcare access programs and projects. She has a good understanding and vast experience of local and global regulations & guidelines.
Winnie is focused on building her expertise in pharmacovigilance and patient safety management, medical and pharmaceutical compliance, new drug registration for go-to market strategies, regulatory, quality assurance management, which are paramount for access to medicines for developing countries.
Her ultimate career goal is to be a thought leader in healthcare access projects and programs, driving and managing projects that are geared towards medicine and medical technologies access & availability while supporting go-to-market strategies.
She is also a mother to a 10 year old strong-willed lovely girl.

Dr. Winnie Munene

Emeka Chukwurah

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Since July 2003, Emeka has been playing active role in the West African Food, Drugs,Cosmetics and Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs Ecosystem. His experience cuts across the Nigerian Food and Drug Authority (NAFDAC) as Regulator (cGMP Inspector) and
Industry as a Regulatory Affairs Manager. As a Regulatory Affairs Manger he exceptionally, influenced, navigated and interpreted regulations for businesses in Nigeria and other West African markets.
Emeka’s focus is in simplifying regulatory complexities in West African countries for business growth by creatively interpreting and influencing regulations; bridging knowledge gaps and relationship building between Regulators and the industry. He understands the
thinking of regulatory authorities and the regulatory challenges facing businesses in West African markets.
Currently he leads the Regulatory Affairs Projects Team at CQRAFF Solutions Ltd – a company incorporated by law in Nigeria to render Corporate Regulatory Affairs services to Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Food & Nutraceuticals
companies with strong presence in Nigeria and Ghana. In his current role he advises clients on: Strategic Regulatory Consulting for Market access / entry. Regulatory Submissions and Intelligence, Marketing Authorization applications and Post Marketing maintenance, Product Registration and License Management, Site cGMP Inspection Readiness, regulatory audit support services for manufacturing facilities and any other regulatory activity that may arise.
Emeka holds who holds a B.Sc Hons Degree in Applied Microbiology is a senior member of American Society of Quality (ASQ) and a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).

Emeka Chukwurah

Mouhoudine YERIMA

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Pharmacovigilance Manager

Togo

Mouhoudine YERIMA

Khamusi Mutoti

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Khamusi Mutoti

Nuran Idris

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Nuran Idris joined GS1 Global Office in January 2020. She works in the Healthcare team as Healthcare manager for Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is originally from neighboring Tanzania.

Nuran’s main role at GS1 is to support countries in Africa in establishing pharmaceutical traceability systems using GS1 standards.

Prior to joining GS1, she worked for multiple USAID funded projects in Tanzania and Malawi with short term engagements in Zambia and Ivory Coast. Nuran also briefly worked for one of Global Fund’s project in The Netherlands.

Nuran’s experiences have seen her engage multiple stakeholders from the grass root level up to senior levels in local and international settings. From the digital health angle, Nuran has conducted trainings and managed teams that deployed systems that have contributed positively to improvements in local supply chain operations.

With the power of standards, Nuran strongly believes that even more efficiencies and mostly, improved care to patients can be achieved in developing countries.

Nuran is a Political Scientist and a global eHealth specialist by training.

Nuran Idris

Ahmed Adel Abdellatif Ragab

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

I am a pharmaceutical professional pharmacist; with about 17 years’ experience in Registration & Quality fields, including CTD, NeeS & e-CTD, registration & launching/market access of pharmaceutical products/Cosmetics/MD/OTC/GSL/specialties in diversified regions (MENA, Levant, CIS, African Countries, Gulf Region, Asian Countries (ACTD), APAC & WHO dossiers) according to the guidance of each country.
I am dealing with awareness with WHO, ICH, FDA, Eudralex, EMEA, OMCL & ISO 17025 guidelines through real inspection audits from WHO, FDA, EMEA, DNDI, ISO 17025 & others. In addition, I performed GMP audits for API (ICH Q7 guideline) & Packaging manufacturers in China, India & Malaysia; and pre-inspection visits for pharmaceutical finished products companies in UK.

I am MBA holder; Certified Six Sigma Green belt (CSSGB) by IQF/USA and passing courses of Total Quality Management (TQM-P) and PMP (PMBOK V.5). I deliver training courses for Regulatory Affairs & Quality fields.

Ahmed Adel Abdellatif Ragab

Khaled Rozza

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Currently I am the Regulatory Affairs Lead in Acino, based in Cairo Egypt, managing Gulf Eastern
Mediterranean (GEM) Region including 7 Countries (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan,
Lebanon) and a team of 3.
I have more than 15 years experience in Regulatory Affairs in different region; GCC, Middle East, & North
Africa.
I started my career in 2002 in Manufacturing Quality Assurance & Validation.
Then I have shifted to Regulatory Affairs since 2006 & I have been working among many local &
multinational companies such as Novartis & Pfizer until joining Acino in 2019.

Khaled Rozza

Heba Nabil

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

“Heba Nabil is Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager for Egypt and Sudan- Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Egypt.

She graduated in the Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University then started her career in the academic field as a teaching assistant up to senior supervisor in Pharmaceutical technology department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Misr International University (MIU).

After that she moved to the regulatory affairs field when she joined the Registration General Directorate in the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs(CAPA), Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt. she worked as the Rapporteur of The Technical Committee for Drug Control then she became the Head of Human Pharmaceutical Drug products Registration Directorate before moving to her current position.”

Heba Nabil

Dr. Marian Anwar

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Dr. Anwar is a professional business partner, with strong scientific & medical background, brings up 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Anwar obtained a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and post graduate Microbiology diploma focusing on Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology and Mycology from Cairo University, Egypt.
Dr. Anwar started the career in 2001 as a medical representative in Egypt and then relocated to UAE in 2007, where she held several seniors roles in different top multinational pharmaceutical companies,” Novartis, GSK, Allergan and Abbvie”.
Dr. Anwar accomplished high level of business acumen with diversified roles in Medical affairs, clinical trials and Pharmacovigilance, within diversified geographical areas

Dr. Marian Anwar

Alex Juma Ismail

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Alex Juma Ismail, a pharmacist by profession currently working with the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) within the Directorate of Medical Products Control under the section of Medicines Registration.

Within TMDA, he works as an assessor of quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and other medical products in the capacity of a Drug Registration Officer since 2017 and is serving as the focal person for the Southern African Development Community Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Programme (SADC-MRH) specifically the assessments unit and currently co-chairing the SADC Variations Technical Working Group.

Alex Juma Ismail

Alemayehu Duga

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

PhArmacoVigilance Africa (PAVIA) coordinator- Eswatini. Alemayehu holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, a master’s degree in clinical research and currently pursuing his Ph.D. in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, France.

Alemayehu Duga

Kacy Rajappen

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Rajappen is a Pharmacist, registered with the South African Pharmacy
Council, and has over two decades of extensive pharmaceutical
knowledge and experience in regulatory affairs, corporate affairs and
quality management practices. Kacy is a senior pharmaceutical
executive who is focussed, pragmatic, passionate and results driven.
Since 2007, Rajappen has been a Co-Founder and Director in KD
Consulting Pharmaceutical Solutions (KDC), a consultancy practice
supporting the needs of pharmaceutical, medical device, veterinary and
allied health companies in successfully delivering new products to markets and maintaining products inmarket. With her proven experience and track record within the industry, Rajappen has assisted companies
in developing filing strategies to facilitate registration of products in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rajappen’s intimate involvement within the pharmaceutical industry has allowed her to stay abreast of the
rapidly transitioning health care environment and strategically advise clients accordingly.
Since 2009, Rajappen is the Co-founder and Director of Umsebe Healthcare, a licensed South African
pharmaceutical company whose focus is on addressing the unmet medical needs of South African patients.
Rajappen is responsible and accountable for maintaining compliance of the Company’s product portfolio
and pipe line products, and ensuring quick access to market. Leading the company’s mid-long term plans
and strategy is top priority. Rajappen is also responsible for recruitment and developing the team to enable
high performance across all functions. With a vested interest in flattening the curve with the recent COVID19 pandemic, the company has collaborated with Thinking Crystal (Pty) Ltd, for the supply and distribution
of critical products required to manage the COVID-19 crisis.
Rajappen previously held the positions of Regulatory Affairs Departmental Manager and Medical Marketing
Manager at 3M Pharmaceuticals SA (Pty) Ltd (later known as iNova Pharmaceuticals). Rajappen was
responsible for ensuring the smooth, ethical functioning of the company by providing support for the
Marketing Department on Regulatory / Medical Strategic development, providing medical support to meet
business objective, participated in cross functional activities within the Division and responsible for
communicating and modelling management goals and values to assigned personnel. Rajappen also held the
position of Regulatory Affairs Pharmacist at Cipla-Medpro.
Some of the services that Rajappen is involved with across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa includes
amongst others: Regulatory consulting including Regulatory strategy development, Regulatory portfolio
management, Regulatory-Quality business management, Product registration and Registerability
assessments.
Rajappen is registered with the South African Pharmacy Council, Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa and
the South African Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Association and is a member of the Regulatory
Committee of the South African Medical Device Association (SAMED) and well as IPASA (Innovative
Pharmaceutical Association South Africa). KDC is registered with and is a member of the Heath Products
Association (HPA).

Kacy Rajappen

Ahmed A.E. Abdelraouf

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the Pharmaceuticals & Medical devices industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Sales, Market Research, and Management. Strong business development professional.

Ahmed A.E. Abdelraouf

Diakalia Traore

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Poste actuel : Point Focal National de la Pharmacovigilance par décision N°723 MSHP-Centre National d’Appui à la lutte contre la Maladie du 09/09/2015, chargé de :
Recueillir et diffuser les informations sur les effets indésirables des médicaments
Analyser et évaluer le lien entre les produits de santé et les effets indésirables par l’imputabilité ;
Coordonner les activités de notifications au sein des structures et programmes de santé ;
Collecter les notifications d’effets indésirables des produits de santé provenant des professionnels de santé des secteurs public et privé des programmes de santé et de l’industrie pharmaceutique ;
Documenter et archiver les informations sur les effets indésirables des produits de santé dans une banque de santé ;
Faire le suivi et la retro information aux notifications des effets indésirables des produits de santé ;
Répondre aux demandes sur les effets indésirables des médicaments
Assurer les échanges avec le centre international de pharmacovigilance de l’OMS : UMC (Uppsala Monitoring center) ;
Programmer et réaliser des enquêtes de pharmacovigilance ;
Générer les signaux et alertes en matière de pharmacovigilance ;
Participation à la 24 ème session ordinaire du conseil d’administration du Centre National d’ Appui à la lutte contre la Maladie (CNAM) ;
Mission de supervision des activités du deuxième passage de la campagne de Chimio prévention du Paludisme Saisonnier chez les enfants de 3 à 59 mois dans le district sanitaire de Sélingue du 01-07 septembre 2016;
Mission de supervision formative de pharmacovigilance dans les districts sanitaires de Djenne et Bandiagara, Région de Mopti du 20 au 29 Novembre 2016.

Diakalia Traore

Safa’ Abu Gharbiah, PhD.

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Head of Regulatory Affairs –  MENA in Hikma Pharmaceuticals (Amman – Jordan):

BSc in Pharmacy from Jordan University, 1991

MSc in drug analysis from Monastir University, Tunisia, 1998

PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences from University of Lille II, France, 2005. PhD thesis was awarded with distinction and it was nominated for “State Prize” at the Pharmaceutical Academy in Paris.

I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry for around 30 years. Joined Hikma Pharmaceuticals in 1991 and worked in different technical departments, with many years of hands-on experience in the formulation and process development, as well as analytical development of oral and injectable generic products. I held the position of Technical Director in Medicef (a newly established sister company for Hikma in Tunisia) for seven years, where I established all the technical departments: QA, QC, Product Pipeline, technical transfer and Regulatory Affairs. I also headed the Research and Development – Injectables department in Amman for around 10 years and successfully developed and registered new generic products targeting global markets in USA, EU and MENA.

Currently, I am heading the Regulatory Affairs activities in the MENA region, contributing to the development of the Regulatory strategy as well as setting the required implementation plans and programs that ensure effective and efficient function’s performance to best serve business needs across the region; while overseeing the Regulatory Affairs operations considering compliance with the internal and external policies and legislations, including submissions of new products in the pipeline and the maintenance of the existing portfolio in more than 16 countries in the MENA region, with local regulatory affairs teams in the majority of these countries. Work closely with health authorities and work on shaping the regulatory environment through liaising with the local agencies, local pharmaceutical organizations and associations and other stakeholders.

 

Other Activities in the Educational Field:

Jordan University of Science and Technology-Deanship of Scientific Research:

  • Member in the “Scientific Research Committee” during the scholar year 2019-2020.

Yarmouk University:

  • Member in the Faculty of Pharmacy board during the scholar year 2018 – 2019.

Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) & Yarmouk University:

  • Deliver lectures to 5th year Pharmacy students on the application of certain concepts and technologies in the pharmaceutical industry, focusing on bridging the gap between theorical knowledge and practical application (started in 2017 till now).

Jordanian Association for Pharmacists:

Received an appreciation and recognition award from the “Jordanian Association for Pharmacists” for the significant contribution to the development of pharmaceutical industry in Jordan (March 2019).

Safa’ Abu Gharbiah, PhD.

Dr.Qutaiba Al Manaseer

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Qutaiba Al Manaseer, is a Public affairs professional drawing on more than 15 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He is the Government Affairs Director for the Middle East and Africa, and he is leading the COVID vaccine supply project in AstraZeneca in this region.

Qutaiba serves in the Emirates Health Economics Society board as the Media and Public Relations Chairman.

Qutaiba holds an MBA from the Swiss Business School, Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan. He is completing a master’s in health economics from Barcelona School of Management.

Before joining AZ, Qutaiba was the strategic market access and pricing lead for GSK Gulf.

Qutaiba is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, and he was the Global Development Lead in the Executive committee of the Women Leadership Initiative in GSK.

Dr.Qutaiba Al Manaseer

Dr Hela Ben Soltana

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Dr Hela Ben Soltana

Dr. Mona Al Moussli

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Biography

Dr. Mona Al Moussli pursued her pharmacy studies. Holder of a Bachelor degree from Dubai pharmacy college 2002  and MBA from Preston university, in 2018 she has received her International Regulatory Affairs master degree from KREMS university – Vienna. She is the first initiator of regulatory affairs course in the gulf region, working closely with Dubai pharmacy college.

A Co-founder and Managing Director of  PRA Consultancy which is the First Pharma Consultancy in UAE and she is an astute professional with over 15 years of hands on experience in the Regulatory Affair field  for pharmaceuticals, Retail Pharmacies and Hospital Pharmacies, Dr. Al Moussli have been entrusted with international brands across the GCC and Middle East. Together with her PRA team she continuously delivers high quality standards to meet the fast paced, high turn-over industry. Regulatory conferences and trainings are among the many other activities she manages and she is working on pushing the health care products Regulations in 2021 to new levels.

 

Dr. Mona Al Moussli

Dr Eman Gomaa

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Eman has a wealth of experience in PV since 2012; with a strong network with decision makers in different health authorities. She held several senior roles in multiple multinational Pharma companies.
She started her PV career in Cairo, in 2012, at the very early beginnings of the Egyptian PV guidelines followed by the Arab GVP implementation in 2015.
She has worked in multiple pharmaceutical companies, from local Egyptian companies to Gilead’s agent in Cairo then joined Allergan as Egypt LSO in March 2016. After one year, she was selected to be the Regional PV Lead for TMEA region in March 2017 and relocated to Dubai in Dec 2017.
She also has a vast experience in delivering trainings to multiple pharmaceutical companies in Egypt on Arab GVP and her trainings were accredited and acknowledged by the Head of Egyptian Pharmaceutical Vigilance Center in Egypt.

Dr Eman Gomaa

Dr. Riadh Daghfous

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Diplômé en Médecine, le Professeur Riadh DAGHFOUS a reçu le titre de  Médecin Résident Etranger des Hôpitaux de Paris et une Maitrise en Sciences biologiques en 1990, et a obtenu sa spécialité en Pharmacologie à l’Université de Tunis durant la même année et un Certificat d’études supérieures en statistique et épidémiologie en1995. Il a été nommé Assistant Hospitalo-Universitaire en Pharmacologie à la Faculté de Médecine de Tunis en 1991 puis Maître de Conférence Agrégé Hospitalo-Universitaire en 1996 et enfin Professeur Hospitalo-Universitaire en 2004.

Il a occupé plusieurs postes de responsabilité dont le poste de coordinateur de l’enseignement de la Pharmacologie à la Faculté de Médecine de Tunis (de 2002 à 2008) et chef de service de recueil et analyse des effets indésirables au Centre National de Pharmacovigilance (de 2007 à 2016) et a occupé la place de représentant tunisien auprès de l’OMS pour le réseau international de surveillance des vaccins pré-qualifiés.

Il est depuis Janvier 2017, Directeur Général Centre National du Pharmacovigilance.

le Professeur Riadh DAGHFOUS est président fondateur de la société tunisienne de pharmacovigilance, membre fondateur de l’African society of pharmacovigilance et membre de l’International society of pharmacovigilance.

Dr. Riadh Daghfous

Dr. Nathan Seyoum

Categories: RA Speakers 2021

Biography

I graduated from Clinical Pharmacy at the Addis Ababa University. I am currently finalizing my Master’s degree in Medicine Regulatory Affairs. I am an academcian at the School of Pharmacy, in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy. I am the Co founder and Vice President of East Africa Regulatory Affairs Professionals Association. I work closely with the Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA) in the medicine registration, inspection and PR departments. I also work as an external regulatory consultant for medicine registration.

 

Dr. Nathan Seyoum

Dr. Ahmed Hegazy

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Biography – Dr. Ahmed Hegazy

Dr. Ahmed Hegazy is a Physician by education and holds a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine

(First Class Honor), Mini MBA, Medical Quality Management Diploma and Hospital Management Diploma.

  • He holds certificates on programs or courses from:
    • The George Washington University, USA
    • Columbia University, USA
    • Royal College of Physicians, UK
    • Hibernia College, Ireland
    • Uppsala Monitoring Center, WHO
  • He attended many trainings in leadership, strategic thinking, decision-making, brand planning, building efficient teams, high performance, accountability, communication skills, and persuasion and selling skills.
  • Moreover, He attended courses in Outcome Research and Health Economics, Drug discovery and development, Medical Ethics, Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Dr. Ahmed had been trained on ISO 9001-2015 Quality Lead Auditor Certification and Lean and Six Sigma Greenbelt Holder.

Dr. Ahmed received various awards and recognitions in innovation (Upjohn Award), achievements and others.

  • He has scientific publications in international journals.
  • Advisory Board, Committee member or member to International Scientific Journals, Associations and Conferences.
  • He is a member of Emirates Medical Association
  • He is a member of Emirates Health Economics Society
  • He is a member of the ISoP society and was a committee member of the ISoP Middle East Chapter.
  • He was invited as a speaker for hundreds of local, regional, international events and on TV as well as various online programs.
  • He attended numerous (~100s) conferences and events.

He owns more than 25 years of wealthy experience in Pharmaceutical Industry in different regions and

functions (sales, training, medical, marketing and PV).

  • He is an Expert in the Medical Affairs as he worked for 11 years in various positions in the Medical Affairs (Sr. Manager, Regional Manager and Head) in which he got experience in all MA roles, clinical research, governance, compliance, quality. He possesses strong medical knowledge in various therapeutic areas and many products’ portfolios. Currently, he conducts medical development programs.
  • He was holding a position of Head of Global Patient Safety for Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Russia & CIS countries (82 countries) for 7 years in Merck in which he was managing more than 16 subordinates based in 8 different countries.

Currently he is a:

  • Consultant for Medical Affairs, and Pharmacovigilance for Global, Regional and Local companies.
  • Senior Auditor for an international EU-based firm.
  • Speaker, Lecturer and Trainer for some colleges, companies, and health authorities.

 

Bio Ahmed Hegazy – June 2021

Dr. Ahmed Hegazy

Rouba Eid

Categories: PV Speakers 2021

Dr. Rouba Eid, Regional Head of Pharmacovigilance

(Middle East/Africa), Bausch Health Companies

 

Dr. Rouba Eid experience in the region dates back from 2013 when she joined the industry after a career path at the US FDA. Her experience since focuses on pharmacovigilance systems setup, merges/integrations of PV systems, audit/inspection preparedness and PV operation in Middle East and Africa.

Dr. Eid received her Bachelor of   Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy  in Boston, USA and her Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from Midwestern University  in Illinois, USA. She obtained a Diploma in Epidemiology from the University of Bordeaux, France and completed a fellowship in the US FDA, Office of Compliance in Washington DC where she subsequently worked till 2013 . Prior to this, Dr. Eid served as the Associate Dean and Founder of the School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese International University of Beirut where she obtained 10 years’ experience in higher education management, training and curriculum development.

 

 

 

Rouba Eid

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