PROF. KIBWAGE ISAAC O

Professor Kibwage was born in 1954. He attended Tinderet primary School, Nduru Secondary and Kisii High School before proceeding to the University of Nairobi from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1979. In 1980, he was appointed a Graduate Student at the University of Nairobi and immediately awarded a full scholarship by the Kingdom of Belgium to pursue postgraduate studies in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, obtaining his Masters in 1982 and Doctorate in 1985. He joined the Department of Pharmacy as a lecturer in 1986 and rose to position of Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2000. He has authored/co-authored 72 publications Professor Kibwage is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and a recipient of Kenya Head of State Commendation on his contributions to health. He is a Chartered Scientist and Chemist and member of Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K), New York Academy of Sciences (USA), American Association for Advancement of the Sciences and Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya. He has been Chairman of Department, Dean of Faculty/School of Pharmacy, and currently Principal of the College of Health Science. At the School of Pharmacy he still heads a modest research group, most of whom are internationally funded, engaged in phyto-medicines. He heads the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) which offers services in development of analytical methods and consultancy in Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices. He is a consultant to a number of companies on pharmaceutical quality systems and analytical sciences. Positions held by Professor Kibwage include amongst others; Chairmanship of: Board of Management, National Quality Control Laboratory; Committee on Drug Registration, Ministry of Health; Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya; Board of Governors, Menyenya High School. Membership of: Nairobi Health Management Board, Board of Directors, Kenyatta National Hospital; Board of Management, Kenya Medical Training Colleges; School Equipment Production Unit, Ministry of Education; National Constitutional Conference, World Health Organization Expert Committee on the International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations; Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Ministry of Health. For full CV

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