Jane Masiga is a specialist in pharmaceutical and medical supply chains. She was managing director at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS), a not-for-profit pharmaceutical supply organisation, until her retirement in June 2021. MEDS enables access to essential drugs and medical supplies in Kenya and neighbouring African countries, supplying over 40% of Kenya’s needs by ensuring safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain systems – and by working closely with all stakeholders to promote the availability of appropriate supplies. At MEDS, Jane set up quality standards, spearheaded ISO Certification of the organisation, and oversaw pre-qualification of the MEDS Quality Control Laboratory by the World Health Organisation (WHO), thus contributing to the global fight against sub-standard and counterfeit medicines.
Jane has served as a Member of the National Technical Working Group for Review of Kenya’s Essential Medicines List, and as an International Advisor in Development of Transferable Quality Control Methods for Testing of Essential Medicines in Africa at the Medical Mission Institute in Wurzburg, Germany. Working with Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), she has been a Member of the National Advisory Group for Pharmaceutical Sector Assessment, and working with the MoH as well as WHO and Health Action International (HAI) she was a Member of the Price Survey Advisory Group for Africa. Additionally, Jane has served as a Board Member of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), a global network of faith-based drug supply organisations.
Jane holds a Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi, and an Executive Education Certificate in Leading High-Performing Healthcare Organisations. She is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Quality Auditor.