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Jimmy Shangala

Dr Jimmy Shangala RPh

Nickname: 'JS'

Pharmaceutical Expert

Currently resides in: Coast, Kenya

Born in Kenya

Jimmy Shangala, RPh is the current Vice Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya(PSK),Coast Branch.
Jimmy trained in pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy,University of Nairobi (UoN); and has practised in this field in the Republic of Kenya since 1999. Shangala has notable skills in hospital pharmacy services; pharmaceutical care;pharmacy teaching and training;community pharmacy; clinical research and professional leadership.
Amongst other achievements,he has trained over 100 pharmaceutical technologists and mentored at least 10 pharmacists.Dr Jimmy Shangala is an authority on contemporary pharmacy practice issues of global relevance.His enduring interest in pharmacy law and ethics has seen him appointed to lead the Pharmacy Practice, Law and Ethics Committee of PSK-Coast since 2007.
JS is a passionate advocate of pharmacy and has contributed opinion and scientific papers on pharmacy policy and the role of pharmacy in at least 7 national conferences.His involvement in pharmacy associations dates back to his student days ,in the late 90s, at UoN.
JS ,who speaks several Bantu languages including the world-famous Kiswahili, is a seasoned language enthusiast who holds Diplomas in French Studies (DELF ) and Italian Language.Dr Shangala's current engagements include professional practice; consultancy;pharmacy leadership and community service.

Contact details

O: +254-041 5522063-567

M: +254-0714 92 92 86

Web presence

Business Address

Bofa Road, Kilifi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Programme Pharmacist (Inhouse Pharmacy Consultant) | Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme),Kenya- East Africa.
Kilifi, Kenya | 2009 - present

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Mid-level manager :I work with diverse teams of scientists ,health professionals and research administrators to provide technical support for the conduct of clinical research,to deliver pharmaceutical care to research participants; and to provide pharmaceutical services to the paediatric units of Kilifi District Hospital- KDH.KDH has been voted the Best District Hospital in Kenya for the last two years.

External Examiner/ Honorary Lecturer | Medical Sciences ( Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences). | Technical University of Mombasa
Mombasa, Kenya | 2008 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Pharmacology ,Therapeutics,Toxicology .

Curriculum Advisor | Applied Science | Kenya Coast Polytechnic (MTTI)
Mombasa, Kenya | 2008 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Board Review Examinations for Pharmaceutical Technologists, Curriculum development for Herbal Product Technology.

Council Member | Coast Branch | Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya
Mombasa, Kenya | 2006 - present


Previous Position(s)

Visiting Lecturer in Pharmacy Law and Ethics | Pharmacy | Kenya Medical Training College
Mombasa, Kenya | 2010 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

External Lecturer | Department of Pharmacy | Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Mombasa Campus.
Mombasa, Kenya | 2008 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Chief Pharmacist/Training Manager | Technical /Pharmaceutical Affairs | Palmland Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mombasa, Kenya | 2006 - 2008

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Lecturer | Department of Pharmacy | Mt Kenya University (Thika Institute of Technology)
Thika, Kenya | 2005 - 2006

Academia, Education and Training

Director of Pharmacy/Managing Director | Global Pharmacy Practice
Mombasa, Kenya | 2003 - 2004

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Hospital Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager | Pharmacy | The Pandya Memorial Hospital
Mombasa,Kenya, Kenya | 2003 - 2004

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager | Operations and Human Resources Management | Oceanview Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mombasa, Kenya | 2000 - 2003

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical distribution.

Pharmacist | Ministry of Health | GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
Mombasa, Kenya | 1998 - 2000

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Pharmacist in Training | School of Pharmacy | University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya | 1993 - 1998

Medical, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals

Educational history


The Alliance High School, Kikuyu, Kenya (1991)


Maseno University

Kisumu, Kenya | 2013 - 2014

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) - Epidemiology & Population Health


USAID Global Health eLearning Center

online, United States of America | 2012 - present

Certificates - Public Health

University of Washington,Seattle

2012 - 2012

Graduate Certificate - Global Health Leadership and Management


Kilifi, Kenya | 2012 - 2012

Introduction to Research - Research Methods

Work-place induction course for research officers and post graduate students.

University of Washington

2011 - 2011

Graduate Certificate - HIV Clinical Care

University of Nairobi

1993 - 1998

Pharm.B - Pharmacy ( 5 years)



Coast Professionals' League (Lobby) | 2001


Nairobi University Pharmacy Students' Association | 1998


Shortlist and nomination

Potential Innovation in Pharmacy Practice | 2007

while at Palmland Pharmaceuticals I :-
-set up and ran a Customer Workplace Wellness programme involving delivery of health talks to corporate clients.
-established a Patient Counselling Service Desk dubbed "Patient Education Clinic".

media exposure

Baraka FM, Mombasa | 2002

Featured in an evening radio talk show on Baraka during the Annual Pharmacy Awareness Month of the Pharmaceutical society of Kenya.

Daily Nation | 2001

Handing a donation of medicines to the Medical Superintendent of Malindi District Hospital.
My name was also mentionned in a supplementary on Palmland Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Competitive Accomplishments

Finalists in Central Province | Maswali kwa Wanafunzi | 1989

Kiswahili quiz for High School Students broadcast on Kenya Broadcasting Corporation; hosted by Salim Manga,Billy Omala and Eleanor Sifuna..

Academic Achievements

French examination-KCSE 1991 | 1991

Best student at French in Kenya

Other Achievements

NUPHARMA Journal | 1995


Drama and foreign languages | 1990

Best male actor in Schools' French Drama Festival for Nairobi region in the year 1990.



Hospital Pharmacists' Association of Kenya,HOPAK

Member, 2010 - present

A professional guild for pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists working in hospitals ,outpatient health facilities and other institutions.

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya

Branch Council Member

PSK is the Professional Guild of Pharmacists in Kenya.
I am Branch Vice-chair and chair of Practice,Ethics and Legal Affairs.


Shallom Resource Club (CBO)

Board Member, 2012 - present

Community -based Organisation that offers nutritional support to PLWHs and basic education opportunities to HIV -related Orphans and Vulnerable Children .

Calvary Worship Centre, Soweto Mombasa

Advisor on Health Programmes

CWC is a member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church incorporated in Kenya.

Other Activities

5TH African Symposium of the IPSF,Mombasa ,Kenya

Presenter, 2016 - 2016

Career opportunities for pharmacy graduates in clinical research

Annual symposium of the Pharmaceutical Society

Presenter, 2007 - 2007

Presented a paper entitlted, "Using legal reforms to transform Pharmacy: a review of the role of legislation in the professionalisation of pharmacy and other professions".

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Curriculum Development Workshop cum TOT Meeting

Consultant , 2008 - 2008

Contributed content to the curriculum for "Medico-legal Issues in HIV/Aids Management and provision of ART" Module

Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya ,Annual Symposium

delegate, 2013 - 2013

attended the Annual Scientific Conference of the PSK in Mombasa May 31-Jun 02.


participant , 2013 - 2013

3 - day Sensitization workshop for Mombasa County Health Workers on HIV Law and Human Rights.

Kenyatta University (KU) Pharm.D Consultative Forum

Contributed content on Research and Community Pharmacy, 2013 - 2013

Stakeholder workshop held on April 25 -26 to discuss a draft curriculum for an advanced pharmacy degree . K.U would be the first University in East Africa to launch a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

Annual Symposium of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya,Mombasa

Presenter, 2011 - 2011

Presented a paper titled "Harmonizing Pharmacist Training to Vision 2030"

Annual Conference of Hospital Pharmacists' Association of Kenya,Nairobi.

Presenter, 2011 - 2011

Presented a paper " A Description of a non-university Residency Programme for Hospital Pharmacists"

First National Malaria Forum, Nairobi

Presenter, 2011 - 2011

P resented paper on:'"Quality and Support Needs of Pharmacy-initiated Malaria Treatment Programmes"

PSK Strategy Workshop, Nairobi

Coast Branch Representative , 2012 - 2012

A workshop convened to review the PSK Strategic Plan and to draw an Operational Plan to implement outstanding projects/activities under the 5 year Strategy.

Foreign languages

enthusiast, 1994 - 2006

I have mastered French and Italian;both written and spoken.
I have taught both languages at high school and post -high school levels.
I have good notions of written Spanish.
I have taken formal study courses (upto certificate- level ) of German and Arabic grammar.


Dr David Wanjalla,PSK Coast Chair

"" Dr Shangala ,our legal guru, is a self-educated lawyer."" - 2012

Dr John J Majimbo,MPSK ( former Branch Chair,PSK-Coast)

""Please use the rest of your career life to mentor more pharmacists."" - 2013

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