Biographies Speakers

Elizabeth Shekalaghe is a Public Health Pharmacist working with the Pharmacy Council of Tanzania as the Registrar/CEO since April 2014. Prior to joining the Pharmacy Council, she worked with Tanzania Food & Drugs Authority (TFDA) for the past 13 years as a Senior Pharmacist and Drug Inspector. Since 2008, she was a lead to the Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets Program (ADDO) as the Program Manager responsible for the National rollout coordination until when the program was handled over to the Pharmacy Council in August 2013. Elizabeth has also worked with TFDA as Drug Evaluation Officer and a Drug Registration Officer. During establishment of the Pharmacy Council, She was seconded from TFDA to support the initial set up of the Council where she initiated the development of the Pharmacy Act, 2002 and other relevant documents needed to establish the Council. Elizabeth holds a MSc. in Leadership, Management and Change in Social Care from Bradford University, United Kingdom (2009), A Master’s Degree in Public Health from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied sciences in Tanzania (2005). She is also a holder of Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from India (1999). Elizabeth has a vast experience in working at Pharmaceutical regulatory environment, working with development partners in health during which was the top agenda during the time of ADDO implementation.