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director , research scientist

Jennifer Akinyi Orwa, research scientist, director. Registered pharmacist Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Nairobi, 1980, training participant World Health Organization, Tropical Diseases Research Division, 2003, certified training facilitator International Network Rational Drug Use, 2004, seminar participant Kenya Bureau Standards, 2008. Research Grant, Sida/SAREC, 2006, Doctor of Philosophy fellowship, Belgian Government, 1996—2000.

Background

Orwa, Jennifer Akinyi Daughter of Wilson Walter and Tabitha Owiti Aluoch.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, School Pharmacy, University Nairobi, Kenya, 1979. Master of Science, University London, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium, 2000.

Career

Hospital pharmacist Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, 1980—1983, chief pharmacist, 1984—1985. Research officer Kenya Medical Research Institute, 1985—2000, senior research officer Kenya, 2001—2004, principal research officer, since 2004, acting director, center traditional medicine and drug research, since 2008. Lead consultant, report pharmaceutical situation World Health Organization, Nairobi, 2003.

Consultant trainer drug quantification in Seychelles United Nations Development Program, Nairobi, 2005. Consultant drug registration Pharmacy and Poisons Board, 2005. Associate lead person, ethnobotany research Lake Victoria Research Initiative, Kampala, Uganda, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Registered pharmacist Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Nairobi, 1980, training participant World Health Organization, Tropical Diseases Research Division, 2003, certified training facilitator International Network Rational Drug Use, 2004, seminar participant Kenya Bureau Standards, 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and publications.

Membership

Member National Council, Legal and Ethics Committee, Education Committee, 2004—2007. Member of International Network Rational Use Drugs (treasurer 2004-2008), Natural Products Research Network Eastern and Central Africa, Pharmaceutical Society Kenya (national council member 2004-2008).

Connections

Married Moses Wandaga Orwa, 1980. Children: Tabitha Owiti, Marianne Adhiambo, Michael Orwa.

father:
Wilson Walter

mother:
Tabitha Owiti Aluoch

spouse:
Moses Wandaga Orwa

child:
Tabitha Owiti Orwa

child:
Marianne Adhiambo Orwa

child:
Michael Orwa