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Elizabeth Woldemariam Teketel

Principal Technical Advisor, Pharmacovigilance

Elizabeth Woldemariam Teketel has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical systems, working with the governmental health bureau, community pharmacies, and medicine importers and wholesale in Ethiopia.

Elizabeth previously worked with various USAID projects led by MSH: Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus (RPM+), Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS), SIAPS. She also worked with United States Pharmacopeia on USAID-funded Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) and PQM Plus projects. She was part of the UN WHO 3S programme working on strengthening the pharmacovigilance system through a secondment position with the Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA).

Elizabeth supported EFDA’s assessment based on the Global Benchmarking Tool toward attaining the highest score of the pharmacovigilance function. She participated in monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines through active and passive surveillance systems. Beyond Ethiopia, she supported the assessment of the pharmacovigilance systems of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries.

Elizabeth holds a bachelor’s in pharmacy, a master’s degree in social pharmacy and pharmacoepidemiology, and a PhD in health studies. She also enjoys visiting historical, religious, and cultural heritage sites and watching documentaries.