Presenter: Dr. Clive Ondari, Coordinator, Medicine Access and Rational Use (MAR),
Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP) at the World Health Organization (WHO).
Clive Ondari, PhD, MBA, BSc, is the Coordinator, Medicine Access and Rational Use (MAR),
Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP) at the World Health Organization. Dr. Ondari has been with the WHO since 1999, and was previously Associate Professor and Head of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice at the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Ondariís work to improve access to medicines is extensive: he was Program Coordinator for the Kenya National Drug Policy Implementation Program which included responsibility for activities related to effective medicines supply management, rational use, and regulatory activities including registration, quality assurance of marketed medicines and pharmaceutical human resources. He has lead activities in the evaluation of the quality of malaria medications in developing countries and coordinated the development of the first comprehensive WHO guidelines on malaria treatment. He successfully secured the commitment of, and supported, key manufacturers to produce newer antimalarials and national regulatory agencies to strengthen their control on the market for antimalarial medicines. He provides technical guidance to countries in developing appropriate medicines policies on affordability, availability and financing, supply management and ensuring good governance in their regulatory and supply
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