School of Pharmacy


 School of Pharmacy (SoP) at Haramaya University

Overview and historical background

The school of Pharmacy was established in 2007 (1999 E.C.) under the College of Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, with the objective of training highly qualified pharmacists who fulfill the essential, minimum common expectations of healthcare systems worldwide while fulfilling local needs. The school accepted its first batch in 2000 E.C to train with Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Degree program. As part of the nationally harmonized move to revise the curricula of Pharmacy education in Ethiopia, the school revised its curriculum in 2008; the four year training program has been changed to five years training. The new curriculum bench-marked the global context of pharmaceutical education and practice adopted patient-centered philosophy as its central value. In addition, the school launched generic evening B.Pharm program in the 2012 (2005 E.C.) academic year.

Department heads since establishment

Since the school’s establishment, different individuals have coordinated the activities of the school as heads and this is summarized in table below with their years of coordination

S.No. Name of the head, School of Pharmacy Sex Years of work (G.C)
 1 Abraham Nigussie M Establishment –Aug, 2008
 2 Yohannes Mulualem Tsehai M Sept, 2009 – Aug, 2009
 3 Yenus Tadesse M Sept, 2010- Jan, 2011
 4 Tadesse Bekele Tafese M Feb, 2011 – Sept, 2012
 5 Abraham Degaga Abdi M Oct, 2012 – Oct, 2014
 6 Dumessa Edessa Negasa M Nov, 2014 – present

Programs of the School of PharmacyThere are two programs run under the school. The first program is a regular undergraduate bachelor degree in pharmacy which is harmonized. And the second is the generic extension program of the bachelor degree of pharmacy at Harar and Dire Dawa Centers.Organization, qualification and contact addresses of staffs The school of Pharmacy is organized having four units via which it offers all the professional Pharmacy courses.o   Pharmacology and Toxicology unito   Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy unito   Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry unito   Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice unit.