Deputy Director, Drug Evaluation & Research, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria
Khadijah Ade-Abolade is a Pharmacist and Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists with over twenty years’ experience working with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) across the Enforcement, Registration and Establishment Inspection Directorates.
She is currently a Lead Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Inspector and Quality Management Systems (QMS) Implementation Manager in the Drug Evaluation and Research Directorate, which is the Pharmaceutical GMP Inspectorate of NAFDAC. She is a key participant in the technical group responsible for the development of the NAFDAC GMP Regulations and Guidelines as well as ongoing review of these regulatory tools for continued adequacy. She is the lead for operational performance monitoring of the Pharmaceutical GMP Inspectorate and also a member of the NAFDAC Quality Management System Steering Committee. She is also a member of the NAFDAC Strategic Planning Committee.
She is the focal person for NAFDAC in the ongoing efforts in preparation for effective regulation of locally manufactured vaccines in Nigeria. She is a member of the National Technical Working Group for Local Vaccine Manufacturing and lead of the Regulatory Team in the Group. She has represented the Agency at several local and international meetings and trainings geared towards preparedness for sustainable local vaccine manufacturing in Nigeria.