Dr Kwasi A. Nyarko

Dr Kwasi A. Nyarko

Coordinator, AVAREF Secretariat (WHO-AFRO),
Vaccines Research and Innovation Unit,
UCN/Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program (VPD)
World Health Organization


Kwasi A. Nyarko, PhD., is Coordinator of Vaccine Research and Innovation, VPD. He has over 23 years experience as a regulator of health products and chemicals from the Government of Canada. He has experience in all aspects of the product life cycle ranging from preclinical to clinical trials, pre-market and post-market assessment of the safety, quality and efficacy, development and implementation of regulatory policy and best practices supporting authorization. Kwasi is the focal person for Research and Development, Regulation and Safety of vaccines within VPD, leads the AVAREF Secretariat to support NRAs and Ethics Committees, including capacity building. Kwasi has led teams responsible for assessing risks posed by chemical substances to human health and the environment, worked on establishing trusted environments for innovation and development of a wide range of regulatory frameworks for products such as vaccines, biosimilars and biotherapeutics. Kwasi was Health Canada’s representative to the WHO-AVAREF from 2008 to 2016/17.


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