Chapter Activities

“Access to Quality Medicines in Ethiopia: The Impact of Counterfeit Medications and The Role of Local Pharmaceutical Companies”: December 19-20, 2018

ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter held its second national symposium at the College of Medicine and Health Science Gondar. The event included 31 oral and poster presentations, 2 keynote speeches, as well an educational seminar. Close to 100 participants represented policy and decision makers, regulatory authorities, clinical researchers, public health experts, academicians, as well as representatives from local pharmaceutical companies.

Report by the Chapter

1st National Workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities”

December 22, 2017, Ethiopia

The first National Workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities” was organized by the ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter on Thursday, 22 December 2017 at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

The following members of the Ethiopian Chapter participated in the event:

  • Daniel A. Erku - President of the Ethiopian Chapter
  • Begashaw M. Gebresillassi - President-Elect
  • Eyob A. Gebreyohannes - Secretary
  • Tadesse M. Abegaz, Henok G. Tegegn, Asnakew A. Ayele, Sewunet A. Belachew, Philipos Petros - Treasurer and Directors

The event’s presentations included the following topics:

  • “YP-CDN, and the current status of NCD policies in East Africa: Opportunities for action from young peoples' Perspectives” 
  • “Target Organ Damage and the Long-Term Effect of Nonadherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines in Patients with Hypertension” presented by: Tadesse Melaku, Bpharm, MSc
  • "Anti‑malarial treatment outcomes in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta‑analysis “ presented by: Mohammad Hassen, BPharm, MSc

Mr Begashaw M (president-elect of ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter), Mr Eyob A. (secretary of ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter), and Mr Sewunet (director for membership of ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter) participated in the closing discussion focusing on the chapter’s plans, including information on how to get involved and membership opportunities. Information about how to establish an ISPOR Student Chapter, and the project of creation of the “Center for Outcomes Research in Ethiopia-CORE” was also discussed.

To learn more about this event, click the following links:

Program -First National Workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Ethiopia Challenges and Opportunities”

Presentation - First National Workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Ethiopia Challenges and Opportunities

New ISPOR Regional Chapter in Ethiopia 

ISPOR Welcomes Ethiopia Chapter

ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter has been approved by the ISPOR Board of Directors on July 24, 2017. The chapter is joining the ISPOR Africa Network.

Daniel Asfaw Erku is the Chapter President. He is a lecturer and a clinical researcher of Pharmacy Practice and director for Community Pharmacy and Outreach Programs, School of Pharmacy, University of Gondar in Ethiopia. Daniel Asfaw Erku also serves as an academic advisor to undergarduate students at the School of Pharmacy, Gondar University. He is a member of antimicrobial stewardship team, co-director of Drug Information Services and associate editor of Drug Information Bulletin of the University of Gondar referral hospital.

ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter is planning to organize the first chapter meeting on 11 December 2017 in collaboration with the University of Gondar The main topics to be discussed will include:

__ISPOR and mission of the Ethiopian Chapter: objectives and future goals

__Pharmacoeconomics in Ethiopia: challenges and opportunities

__PE Unit: current concepts and perspectives

__Translating outcomes research to health care decisions in Ethiopia

__Integrated Healthcare  

Well-known experts in health economics and outcomes research from Ethiopia will be invited to present at the meeting.



Contact Information


Ethiopia Regional Chapter Office
School of Pharmacy
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Gondar
Gondar, Ethiopia 

Tel/fax: +251921577166


Chapter Leadership


PresidentDaniel Asfaw Erku, BPharm, Dip Ed, RPh
President-ElectBegashaw Melaku, BPharm, MSc
SecretaryEyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, BPharm, MSc
TreasurerMr. Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, BPharm, MSc
Director of Communication and Head of Addis Ababa OfficePhilipos Petros, MA, BA, Dip Pharm
Director of Event Planning and ProgrammingAsnakew Achaw Ayele, BPharm, MSc
Director of Research and PublicationHenok Getachew Tegegn, BPharm, MSc

More Details


Daniel Asfaw Erku, BPharm, Dip Ed, RPh, President of the ISPOR Ethiopia Chapter


First National Workshop on “Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities” December 22, 2017, Ethiopia

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