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Dr. Adriana Mitsue Ivama, Medicines and Heath Technologies Sub-regional Advisor
Adriana M. Ivama is the Sub-Regional Advisor on Medicines and Health Technologies at the PAHO/WHO Caribbean Programme Coordination Office, appointed in January 2009.
Dr. Ivama, a national of
Brazil, is a Health Surveillance and Regulation Specialist of the National Agency of Health Surveillance (Anvisa)/Brazilian Ministry of Health (seconded to PAHO/WHO).
Prior to assuming this position, she was a technical advisor/Technical Advisory Unity to Director President Office of Anvisa, she worked at PAHO/WHO Brazil and as Public Health professor and researcher at the
Brazil). She is a pharmacist and has obtained a PhD in Public Health, Health Legislation and History of Sciences from the
Spain), as well as specializations in International Health from the
Sao Paulo (
Brazil), Health Surveillance from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (
Brazil) and Teaching Methodology from the State University of Londrina (
Brazil). Her experience in public health includes pharmaceutical policies and regulation, development of human resources, project management, planning and evaluation.
Area of work/ Main responsibilities:
Provide technical support in the areas of Medicines and Health Technologies in the Caribbean; aligned with global and regional strategic orientations from PAHO/WHO and
Caribbean governing bodies;
Caribbean countries and CARICOM Secretariat in the implementation of the Caribbean Pharmaceutical Policy and related activities;
Promote networks, partnerships, inter-country cooperation and commitment of stakeholders, with support of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres and mobilizing experts;
Key words: medicines supply management; medicines regulation; patent and Intellectual Property rights; access; quality; pricing; rational use; PAHO Strategic Fund; PANDRH; CARIPROSUM network; CARICOM; Vigicarib.
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