Ms Heran Gerba

Director General, Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA)



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About this speaker

Heran Gerba is Director General of Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority (EFDA) since 2018. She has over 16 years of experience working in various managerial and technical positions in EFDA, including physicochemical and pharmaceutical microbiology analysis, head of a physicochemical division, team coordinator for the pharmaceutical microbiology section, “Good Manufacturing Practice” inspector, and Senior Medicine dossier assessor. In addition to her role in enhancing the quality of services by EFDA at various levels, some of her main accomplishments include the efficient and transparent processing and managing of online licensing, registration, and import request and approval process. Ms. Heran also played a leading role in the passing of the food and medicine administration proclamation by the Ethiopian Parliament in February 2019.  

Heran earned a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance and Bachelor's in Pharmacy from the Addis Ababa University School of Pharmacy.   

Health talks

Topics Covered

Safe food along supply chains


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