Africa RIG

Established May 2018

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop, sustain and advance Pharmacoepidemiology research in the African region, through intra- and intercontinental scientific collaborative work.


  • To assess the Pharmacoepidemiology gaps in the African region
  • To provide Pharmacoepidemiology educational opportunities for researchers, policy makers, and healthcare practitioners and organizations in Africa
  • To facilitate intra- and intercontinental Pharmacoepidemiology collaborations and communications among African nations, and researchers from non-African nations with interest in Africa
  • To promote the field of Pharmacoepidemiology as an applied science in Africa.
  • To serve as a scientific forum for exchange of ideas, best practices, and research partnership for Pharmacoepidemiology in Africa.
  • To promote best practices of the Pharmacoepidemiology field

Meeting Schedule

At least once every quarter via teleconference, and one face-to-face meeting during the annual ICPE meeting.

Committee Members

Chair Kwame Appenteng  
Vice Chair Irene Berita Murimi  

Regional Leads


Central Africa


   Didier Nzolo

University of Kinshasa,

Democratic Republic of the Congo

   Akindeh Nji

University of Yaounde I,


Eastern Africa


   Dan Kajungu

Makerere University,


   Sylvia A. Opanga

University of Nairobi,


Western Africa


   Daniel Ankrah

Korle-bu Teaching Hospital,


   Chioma Ejekam

Lagos University Teaching Hospital,


Southern Africa


   Ilse Truter

Nelson Mandela University,

South Africa

   Karen Cohen

Cape Town University,

South Africa

   Johanita Burger

North West University, South Africa