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IFBA announces new members of Certification Body

The IFBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Certification Body (CB) for the 2016 to 2018 term. The CB is a separate certifying body within the organizational structure of the IFBA with delegated authority for making decisions on all matters relating to the IFBA’s Professional Certification program. The new CB will oversee the next phase of development of the program informed by input from IFBA’s Member Biosafety Associations and the global stakeholders around the world.

IFBA Certification Body Members:
• Bruce Anderson, Canada (Chair)
• TM Chua, Singapore
• Edgar Sevilla-Reyes, Mexico
• Michelle McKinney, USA
• Ursula Jenal, Switzerland
• Patrick Okanya, Kenya
• Aamer Ikram, Pakistan

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IFBA Congratulates 30 newly Certified Biorisk Management Professionals in East Africa

The IFBA is pleased to announce the Certification of thirty Professionals in Biorisk Management from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda. Hosted by the Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK), in collaboration with the Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers (AKLMSO) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), candidates participated in biorisk management training sessions followed by administration of the IFBA examination.

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Participants at the BMAK Biorisk Management Training Workshop
 
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 Candidates sit for the IFBA Professional Certification in Biorisk Management Exam
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Former IFBA Chair Decorated by Kenyan President

The IFBA is pleased to congratulate Dr. Willy KiprotichTonui, former IFBA Chair, who was recently decorated by the President of Kenya H.E. Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. with the “Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS)” a prestigious State Commendation in Kenyafor his distinguished service in promoting Biosafety in Kenya, regionally and throughout the world.
Dr.Tonui is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the National Biosafety Authority in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a Founder Member of the African Biological Safety Association.

Willy Kiprotich Tonui

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