Farouk Adams Umaru, M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D., is Director of Global Public Health Laboratory Programs, with overall responsibility for USP’s Global Public Health laboratory system strengthening approach and accountability for the overall quality of design, implementation and performance of public health laboratory programs.
Dr. Umaru’s career spans over 20 years working in public health, specializing in pharmaceutical quality assurance/quality control, medical and pharmaceutical laboratory quality management systems, and health products procurement and supply chain management. Dr. Umaru has traveled extensively to more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to lead strategic technical, program and managerial consultancy to governments, regulatory agencies, international nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.
Dr. Umaru is an expert in pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening, medical and pharmaceutical quality assurance/quality control, laboratory policy, national strategic planning, project management, capacity building, skills development, and harmonization of standards and procedures.
Prior to joining USP, Dr. Umaru worked with the USAID-funded Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the US, overseeing the implementation of country, regional and global programs for 12 years.
Dr. Umaru holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Walden University, Master’s in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in organizational leadership from Management College of Southern Africa, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.