Adjunct Professor Kamal Sabra

Name: Adjunt Professor Kamal Sabra
Position: Adjunt Professor
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Kamal Sabra


Professor  Sabra previously held an Adjunct Professor appointment when the School of Pharmacy in UCC was being set up in 2003. He has a very high national and international profile in the area of hospital pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (our accrediting Body) and he was a past President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists.

He also holds Qualified Person (QP) Status for manufacturing with the Irish Medicines Board. 

Professor Sabra has pioneered the development of clinical pharmacy services in Ireland. He was also responsible for developing and expanding the role of Hospital Pharmacists in the Irish Hospitals.  This has resulted in promoting the interest and ensuring continued support for our MSc in Clinical Pharmacy since 2004.

Since then he worked with the HSE and the Minister of Health on drugs related issues where he had responsibility for the national policy relating to drug purchase and use in both hospitals and community and managed a €2 billion drug budget during this time.  He also advised the Minister for Health and the Cabinet on issues relating to drugs/medicines.  He then took a career break from the HSE and went to work as Head of Pharmaceutical Services since 2008 where he was working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the North Africa region and also as the First Assistant to the Egyptian Minister for Health on Pharmaceutical Affairs.

Professor Sabra is also visiting Professors to a number of Universities and is also a member of the Management Board in the School of Pharmacy, university of Cairo.

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