MSH Announces the New Vice President of its Center for Pharmaceutical Management

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce the new Vice President of MSH’s Center for Pharmaceutical Management (CPM), Dr. Douglas L. Keene, effective February 21, 2011.

Dr. Keene will provide technical leadership to MSH, drive new initiatives, create new business opportunities, oversee CPM’s management and operations, and work to ensure the success of CPM’s projects to save lives and improve health impact. He will oversee a diverse and international staff of about 700 employees, 75% of whom are based in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America.

As part of its ongoing work, MSH’s CPM is implementing the US Agency for International Development (USAID) global program on pharmaceutical management, the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) program, as well as bilateral programs such as Uganda SURE and the Centers for Disease Control Kenya Laboratory Strengthening project. CPM also manages programs funded by the Gates Foundation (the East African Drug Seller Initiative), the World Bank (Zambian Access to ACTs Initiative), and the INRUD Initiative on Adherence to Antiretrovirals funded by the Swedish International Development Agency. CPM oversees MSH’s work in the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, which manages the Supply Chain Management System program, funded by U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the Global Fund's Voluntary Pooled Procurement program. CPM also provides periodic technical consulting to agencies such as the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), Stop TB, World Bank, and others.

Most recently, Dr. Keene was the Director of SPS in which he provided technical leadership and vision for the program and oversaw its operations currently being implemented in over 30 countries.

Since joining MSH in 1997, Dr. Keene has held numerous other senior positions, including Director of the Rational Pharmaceutical Management (RPM) Plus Program (2002-2008), Deputy Director of the RPM Program and RPM Plus Program (1999-2002), and Senior Program Associate, RPM Program (1997-1999).

Before joining MSH, he was Chief of HIV Prevention Services at the D.C. Agency for HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C., where he was accountable for the managed and administered of a $4.5 million annual budget for the development and coordination of HIV education and prevention programs. His responsibilities included the development and coordination of the D.C. HIV Prevention Community Planning Committee; development of the District’s first needle exchange program; and overseeing the development of educational materials and social marketing campaigns.

Dr. Keene has held a number of other important positions in the public health sector, including Coordinator of the International Health Network at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and as the Program and Administrative Officer at the International Health Institute, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His first exposure to international development was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa.

Dr. Keene holds a Clinical Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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