Trainers Profiles

EAPI has a broad range of Local and International trainers to give you an comprehensive and thorough approach to pharmacovigilance in the modern world

Dr. Kefa Bosire – EAPI Project Principal, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi, Master and Doctoral training in Pharmacy from University of Nairobi, Master of Structural Molecular Biology from University of London, Masters in Health Professional Education from Stellenbosch University and advanced course in Curriculum development from Maastricht University. He has worked with the Ministry of Health at the National Drug Quality Control Laboratories, served in a number of regulatory committees of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board Kenya and serves as Chair of the technical working group for the Ministry of Health Stakeholder forum on Snakebites. He has participated in HIV research under Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative since 2005 to date. He is the training coordinator for the East African Kidney Institute and member of the University of Nairobi Senate. He has been principal investigator for several grants funding projects at the University of Nairobi

Dr. Mulugeta Russom, head and founder of the Eritrean Pharmacovigilance Centre, is a Pharmacist, Pharmacoepidemiologist and Pharmacovigilance Specialist currently working at the National Medicines and Food Administration of the Ministry of Health of Eritrea. He has authored books and scientific research articles in peer-reviewed reputable international journals. He is a member of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance, WHO Pharmacovigilance Consultants network, FIP and Pharmacovigilance Sans Frontier and Secretary of the National Medicines and Therapeutics Committee and Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association.

Dr. Alemayehu Duga is a PhArmacoVIgilance(PAVIA) coordinator in Eswatini, where he coordinates Pharmacovigilance activities and support to the health workers in Eswatini on Pharmacovigilance, adverse drug reaction reporting and monitoring. He has a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and a Masters in clinical research. He has experience in different countries as a hospital pharmacist, retail pharmacies and as a lecturer at Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU) and Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU). He has also worked as a Technical Advisor- Patient safety at different USAID funded projects like Management Sciences for Health (MSH/SIAPS) and Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Assistance for Sustainable System (SC-PASS).

Dr. Kennedy Odokonyero is a Registered Pharmacist in Uganda, and works to support pharmaceutical companies develop and strengthen their quality assurance and quality management systems. He is highly experienced in ISO 9001:2015, GDP, GSP and PV systems. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Management at Makerere University. He has done several short courses on Pharmacovigilance and participated at the National Stakeholders Consultation on the draft EAC harmonized guidelines on pharmacovigilance system strengthening.

Dr. Imen Ben Slama, pharmacist pharmaco-epidemiologist and pharmacovigilance specialist, I am currently working on multiple research projects with the research unit of the national pharmacovigilance centre of Tunisia and the European Master program EU2P University of Bordeaux. in charge of regulatory and therapeutic validation of drug orders in one of the most important hospitals in Tunisia (“La Rabta” Hospital). Currently as pharmacist in Intensive Care Cardiological Unit in Tunisia I had a major advisory role in terms of drug prescription, posology, drug interactions, contraindication and helped implement multiple pharmacovigilance initiatives .