Principal Technical Advisor, MTaPS Program, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Systems
Kate Kikule is the Principal Technical Advisor for the pharmaceutical regulatory systems portfolio, with expertise in regulation of medicines and health technologies. In our MTaPS Program, Kikule supports country programs by providing technical assistance to strengthen medicine regulatory functions, including medicine registration, regulatory inspections, licensing of premises, market surveillance, and pharmacovigilance. She also provides technical guidance for the development and implementation of policies, regulations, guidelines, and tools for strong and effective pharmaceutical regulatory systems. She is an experienced public health professional and pharmacist with more 20 years of experience in medicine regulation in emerging and low- and middle-income countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Kikule holds a bachelor of pharmacy (Hons) from the University of Dar-es- Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, and an MPH specializing in health economics from the University of Capetown, South Africa. She speaks English, intermediate French, Swahili, and Luganda.