Dr. Abena Asamoa-Amoakohene

Position: Safety Monitoring Department - Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) - Ghana
Categories: PV Speakers 2023

Dr. Abena is a pharmacist by profession with a master’s degree in clinical pharmacology. She has worked with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana for over 15 years and has been involved in the safety monitoring of marketed products in Ghana. She is currently the Head of the Risk Management Unit within the Safety Monitoring Department.

She has facilitated several training workshops focused on Medicine Safety. She has been instrumental in the monitoring of adverse events following immunization during the introduction of new vaccines in Ghana and is actively involved in the campaign of engaging patients in monitoring safety of their medicines. Abena has contributed to ensuring that pharmaceutical companies have established pharmacovigilance systems through training of Qualified Persons for Pharmacovigilance and conduct of Good Pharmacovigilance Practice inspections in Ghana.