About The MD
Dr. Keturah C. Smith-Chineh was appointed on the 21 October 2019 by the President of the Republic of Liberia as Managing Director of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA).
Pharmacist Smith-Chineh, before her present appointment, served as a pharmacist at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center as Hospital Pharmacist, Liberia; Database Manager for the Ebola Task Force at the Ministry of Health, Liberia; Intern Pharmacist at the West African Health Organization (WAHO) Young Professional Intern Program (YPIP)2016/2017 in Burkina Faso. She received modular training with the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in Public Health, Management and Leadership, French Language and Cartography (mapping).
She served as a senior sales representative at Marie Stopes International, Sierra Leone; and Volunteer Pharmacist with the Malaria Control Program (MCP), as well as with the Supply Chain Management Unit at the Ministry of Health.
Mrs. Chineh also served as Biology and General Science instructor with the JJ Roberts United Methodist School in Monrovia; mentoring young Liberians towards the Sciences.
She earned her B. Pharm degree from the School of Pharmacy, University of Liberia 2014/2015; preceded by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Liberia 2002/2003, Faculty of Natural Sciences. She obtained WAEC/SSCE from the Caleb International College, Lagos, Nigeria. She has Masters in Public Health with emphasis in Epidemiology, from the Cuttington Graduate School and Professional Studies, Monrovia, Liberia, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) from the School of Pharmacy, University of Liberia. Pharm. Smith-Chineh is a Member of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy (WAPCP) training in Clinical Pharmacy, with emphasis in Internal Medicine.
Her academic publication: “Smith KC, Kolawole JA and Paye DP (2015), Posology in Children Oral Liquid Medication Studies in Liberia, International Journal of Biological and Chemistry Science 9(1):176-185”.
Doctor Smith-Chineh’s professional objectives are: to effectively contribute impeccable service towards the realization of the mission and vision of the pharmaceutical workforce through commitment, teamwork, timeliness, and due process in developing and supporting excellent pharmaceutical services in Liberia, Africa and the world at large.
This visionary, within years of her incumbency as Managing Director of the LMHRA has brought great transformation and improvement to the regulatory body, including the construction of the State of the Art Laboratory in Careysburg. Construction of an Ultra-Modern Quality Control Laboratory, meeting international standards, is currently underway.