Irene Weru, Head of Clinical Pharmacy, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Irene Weru has worked at Kenyatta National Hospital since 2003 and is current head of clinical pharmacy. Dr. Weru holds a master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy with sub-specialization in oncology pharmacy from the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Weru is a member of various National and international technical working groups including Demand Forecasting and Quantification TWG of the Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines, ChemoSafe Regional TWG, Pharmacy Advisory Council -Global HOPE Pediatric Hematology /Oncology Centers of Excellence and NCI-Kenya Quality Management Expert Working Group.

Dr. Weru is a member of several professional associations including HOPAK, PSK, KESHO and ISOPP. She is the current Secretary to the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP).

Besides oncology, Dr. Weru has interest in medicines management and use especially medicine formulary management. She is also an honorary lecturer at University of Nairobi, School of Pharmacy and provides research and clinical practice supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students.