IRASABWA Clarisse is currently the Division Manager of Human Medicine and Devices Assessment and Registration and her main role is to ensure the Rwandan health system is supplied with safe, efficacious, and quality medicines and devices. She has previously worked as an analyst for Finished and Active Pharmaceutical Products Registration in Rwanda FDA. She holds a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Parma, Italy.

Before joining Rwanda FDA, she worked with Rwanda Ministry of Health under the Pharmacy Taskforce as a medicine regulatory officer from 2013. Since then, she has garnered a wealth of experience in medicines assessment applying Multiple Assessment Methods to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines for Rwandan Market consumption.

Mrs. Irasabwa believes in the power of partnerships and collaboration and has actively been involved in cultivating professional partnerships with key players in the sector including WHO, AVAREF, EAC, and the private sector to strengthen pharmaceutical regulation and access to quality, safe, efficacious, and affordable medicines, and vaccines through development and implementation of regulatory documents. This gives her a niche in understanding the regulatory framework for the regional markets and adapting, harmonizing, and benchmarking best practices and other opportunities that may exist for the Rwanda FDA case.