Ms. Frieda M. Shigwedha
Frieda works as a Medicines Information and Safety Pharmacist at the Therapeutic Information and Pharmacovigilance Center (TIPC) of the Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC) since 2020. Prior to her role at NMRC, Frieda gained valuable experience at FabuPharm (Pty) Ltd in Namibia, where she held positions as a Regulatory Affairs Pharmacist and Production Manager. In her spare time, she works as a locum pharmacist in retail.
Apart from her primary roles, Frieda holds multiple leadership positions, currently serving as a member of the Pharmacy Council of Namibia. Within the council, she serves on both the Education and Preliminary Investigations Committees. Furthermore, she has recently been re-elected as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia (PSN).
Frieda’s academic journey includes obtaining a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from the University of Namibia in 2016, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Information Systems Management from the Namibian University of Science and Technology. Her commitment to continuous learning is evident as she is presently engaged in specialized training, focusing on Dossier Assessment for Clinical Assessors in African regulatory agencies. Frieda’s efforts are driven by her passion for the pharmacy profession, and her diverse experience equips her to make substantial contributions across various healthcare roles, ultimately aiming to enhance healthcare systems in Namibia.