This webinar, hosted by the HSG Medicines in Health Systems Thematic Working Group (TWG) explores medicines access and quality, taking a health systems perspective. It will highlight examples of delivering continuous access to HIV/AIDS medication in South Africa, challenges of self-medication in Bolivia, and ensuring medicines quality in Nigeria during the Covid-19 pandemic to discuss opportunities and challenges of health system strengthening.
- Andy Gray – BPharm, MSc (Pharm), FPS, FFIP, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. The Discipline is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence Based Practice.
- Rene Soria-Saucedo – a MD from Bolivia with a Master in Public Health from the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) and a PhD from Boston University School of Public Health. Between 2015 and 2018 Dr. Soria-Saucedo was Associate Investigator and Assistant Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville, before returning to Bolivia. He is currently Public Health Professor, Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia.
- Moji Christianah Adeyeye – a pharmacist with MS and PhD from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. Moji is a professor of Pharmaceutics, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA and before that Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently Director General of the Nigerian National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
- Sachiko Ozawa – co-chair of the Medicines in Health Systems TWG.