PVCH and QPPV at Bayer for East and North-West Africa countries
Dr. Jayesh M. Pandit is the Pharmacovigilance Country Head (PVCH) and the Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) for Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health in East Africa, based in Kenya and coordinates pharmacovigilance activities across North-West Africa (NWA) country cluster. Before joining Bayer, Jayesh was the Head of the Medicines Information and Pharmacovigilance Division at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board- Kenya’s National Medicines Regulatory Authority, where he served for 10 years. Jayesh initiated and developed the National Pharmacovigilance System to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines used in Kenya. Jayesh has also served as the Secretary to the Expert Committee on Clinical Trials, has been a member of the Africa Vaccines Regulatory Forum (AVAREF), a member of various public health program- technical working groups (TWGs) as well as WHO’s team of consultants on Pharmacovigilance in Africa (Pharmacovigilante-Sans-Frontier). Currently Jayesh is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) and its Africa chapter and ISoP’s Special Interest Group on Eco Pharmacovigilance (EcoPV), among other professional groups. At the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI), Jayesh, until recently, also Chaired the Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Committee.