Birna Trap

Dr. Birna Trap, MSH’s country director for the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Nepal, has more than 35 years of pharmaceutical management experience in developing national drug policy, sector reviews, drug administration and regulation, hospital pharmacy, health financing, rational drug use, capacity building, and health system strengthening in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining MSH, Dr. Trap served for 10 years in the Drug Regulatory Affairs office of the Ministry of Health in Denmark, three years as the World Health Organization’s pharmaceutical advisor at the Regional Office for Southeast Asia, more than five years as the head of the Essential Drugs Program in Zimbabwe (funded by the Danish International Development Agency), and 10 years in medicines and technologies programs in Uganda (for USAID) and Nepal (for MTaPS). In addition, Dr. Trap has provided strategic, operational, and technical leadership to programs focused on reforming the pharmaceutical sector and implemented by numerous donors and UN agencies. She has strong strategic managerial and leadership skills and is an experienced monitoring and evaluation expert with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.