We Are Proud to Announce the DIA 2023 Honorary Co-Chairs!
June Raine, MD, FRCP, MSc
Chief Executive Officer, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Dr. June Raine is the CEO of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Dr. Raine trained in general medicine in Oxford after completing a Master’s degree by research in pharmacology. Her interest in drug safety led to a career in medicines regulation from 1985 onwards. She was Director of the Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines division from 2006. Her experience includes chairing the European Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) on behalf of the European Medicines Agency for six years. She is also a member of the WHO Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicinal Products.
David Mukanga, BPharm, MPH, PhD
Deputy Director, Africa Regulatory Systems
Integrated Development, Global Health Division
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David Mukanga is Deputy Director, Africa Regulatory Systems, for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As the first Chief Executive of the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), David worked to build epidemic preparedness and response capacities across 20 African countries. He joined The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Program Officer/Global Health Fellow to work on pneumonia diagnostics and treatment, surveillance, and R&D for Ebola vaccines. David later joined Regulatory Affairs as Senior Program Officer responsible for strengthening Africa’s regulatory systems. David earned his BPharm and MPH Degrees from Makerere University (Uganda) and his PhD in International Health from the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden).