Seventy participants from seven African countries – DR Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda – have to date successfully completed the Advanced Industrial Pharmacy Training Programme, organized by the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy (KSP), St. Luke Foundation, Moshi, Tanzania. Sponsored by the global UNIDO project, the trainees were being familiarized with drug development, drug manufacturing as well as regulatory & quality compliance issues.
Coming from private pharmaceutical enterprises, medicines regulatory authorities and research entities, the trainees included staff from companies that the UNIDO project seeks to assist in their upgrading efforts. The training programme is carried out by KSP in close collaboration with renowned lecturers from Purdue and Howard University, USA. It aims at filling a void on the continent: the lack of a well educated and qualified workforce is among the key factors constraining the growth and development of a local pharmaceutical industry.
A new cycle of the course will start in September 2014. The course is supported by UNIDO.
New students will be able to start with the modules:
1- Drug Development
2- Good Regulatory Practices
3- Molecular Basis of Manufacturing
4- Documents and Dialogues of Drug Development and Registration
Continuing students will be able to work towards obtaining a Master's degree in 2016 awarded by Purdue University.
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