Dr. Folasade Osho

Position: Chief Regulatory Officer - National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
Categories: RA Speakers 2023

Folasade is a Chief Regulatory Officer, at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria’s Medicine Regulatory Agency.

While Folasade’s primary role in NAFDAC is to implement Quality Management Systems in line with ISO 9001, ISO 17025:2017 and WHO Standards at the National Quality Control Laboratory. She works on the Technical Working Group of the NAFDAC Traceability Office, supporting the execution of the five-year roadmap for implementing pharmaceutical traceability in Nigeria.

Folasade also serves on the NAFDAC-WHO Global Benchmarking Team. This team was constituted in 2018 to drive implementation and institutionalization of WHO Global Benchmarking Requirements in Nigeria’s regulatory System. Folasade coordinates the Laboratory Testing Function on this project. In 2022, the team’s efforts led to Nigeria attaining the WHO GBT Maturity Level (ML) 3 i.e. status of a stable, well-functioning and integrated regulatory system

Folasade trained as a pharmacist, at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has a master’s in public health (MPH) from the University of Western Cape South Africa and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Oxford, UK.