Dr. Eduardo Jorge Monteiro Tavares

Position: Chairperson of the Board of Directors at ERIS | Independent Healthcare Regulatory Authority
Categories: PV Speakers 2023

Eduardo Jorge Monteiro Tavares has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a postgraduate degree in Evidence-Based Health and a master’s degree in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics.

In 2004 he joined the Dr. Agostinho Neto Central Hospital, as Director of Pharmaceutical Services.

In January 2007 he joined the Agency for the Regulation and Supervision of Pharmaceutical and Food Products (ARFA), as Head of the Operational Planning and Markets Division and, in 2011, he was promoted to Director of the Pharmaceutical Regulation Department, where he remained until July 2016.

At the same time, in 2009, he began his teaching activity at the Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde and later, in 2010, at the Intercontinental University of Cape Verde.

In July 2016, he was appointed to the position of General Director of Pharmacy at the Ministry of Health and Social Security, having dedicated himself exclusively to this role until May 2019, when he took office as President of the Board of Directors of the Regulatory Entity Independent of Health, position held to date.

He was a member of the ARFA Advisory Board, a member of the High Studies Commission of the Forum of Medicines Regulatory Agencies of Lusofonia (FARMED), a member of the Rapid Action Technical Team, the Oncology Commission, and the Hospital Infection Control Commission of the Ministry of Cape Verde Health.

He participated in the preparation of several studies and legislative proposals in the areas of regulating medicines and pharmaceutical products.