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Dr. Nata MENABDE Division of Country Support, WHO Regional Office for Europe


 A long-standing experience in the European transition countries health system reforms and institutional restructuring, well acquainted with health systems in Europe. Experience in the pharmaceutical sector (reform of systems, structures and public sector to adjust to a market oriented system).
1983-1989 Senior Researcher, Clinical Pharmacology Research, Moscow, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences; Clinical & Experimental Therapy Research Institute, Georgia
1989-1992 Deputy Head, Health Care Organisation Department, Health System Restructuring and Institutional Reform: Ministry of Health of Georgia
1992-1994 Department Head, Regulation of Pharmaceutical Sector, Drug Regulatory Authority of Georgia
since 1994 Technical Adviser, Programme Manager; Director, Health Policies and System Reforms in Europe; Management of WHO Country Operations; Pharmaceutical sector reforms in Europe: WHO, Regional Office for Europe


FIP, International Pharmaceutical Federation
Steering Committee, European Observatory of Health Policies and Systems
American Public Health Association
Georgian Society of physicians, member of council


The Patient in Focus - A strategy for pharmaceutical sector reform in Newly Independent States, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, 1998
Access to Medicines in the Former Soviet Union, International Pharmacy Journal, Vol. 14, No 2, Special Edition, 2000
European Public Health Report (contribution), WHO, Copenhagen, 2002, 2005
The Road to Reform, Figueras J. Menabde N, Busse R. editorial, BMJ, 2005


Honours Diploma, Tbilisi State Medical Institute, Georgia, 1983
PhD Diploma, Clinical Pharmacology, USSR Highest Certification Commission, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, 1986
Thomas Jefferson Fellowship Award (Health Management and Leadership, International Health), USA, 1993
Health Care Economics, certificate, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK, 1994
Public Health Programme, Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden, 2002