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Dr Anastacia Nyalita who has been re-elected as chair of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI) Chair

Members of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI) re-elected their Executive Committee, with the chairperson and three other office bearers retaining their positions at the Annual General Meeting on April 2.

Dr Anastasia Nyalita from Bayer East Africa Ltd, will continue to serve as chairperson, with Vinod Guptan of Surgipharm as Vice Chairman, Dr. Winnie Ng’ang’a of GlaxoSmithKline as Executive Secretary and Dr.  Douglas Weru of Bayer as Honorary Treasurer.

The newly elected Executive Committee will serve in office for a one-year term.

Also on the Executive Committee are Dr. Sara Agak (Laborex Kenya), Dr. Evah Amwayi (GlaxoSmithKline), Dr. Francis Karanja (GlaxoSmithKline), and Dr. Willy Soriney (Pfizer).

KAPI Executive Committee for the 2019/2020 period

The incoming Executive Committee members:

  1. Dr. Anastasia Nyalita (Bayer East Africa)

  2. Mr. Vinod Guptan (Surgipharm Ltd.)

  3. Dr. Winnie Mwangi (GlaxoSmithKline)

  4. Dr. Douglas Weru (Bayer East Africa)

  5. Dr. Sara Agak (Laborex Kenya)

  6. Dr. Evah Amwayi (GSK Consumer Healthcare)

  7. Dr. Francis Karanja (GlaxoSmithKline)

  8. Mr. Willy Soriney (Pfizer)

KAPI brings together pharmaceutical companies that research, develop, manufacture and import Healthcare products and technologies in Kenya.

In her remarks after the election, Dr. Nyalita emphasized on the need for ethical business practice in the pharma industry so as to benefit Kenyans by delivering high quality medicine.

“Our priority as the pharmaceutical industry is to contribute towards improving the health of people through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.  We must strive to create innovation and deliver innovative medical solutions that meet the needs of patients,” she said.

Dr. Nyalita has served as KAPI chairperson for the last two years and has steered the industry to adopt the Code of Practice to foster ethical interactions between the pharmaceutical companies and Healthcare Professionals.

She has also presided over setting up an office, secretariat and increasing advocacy for the Association.

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