Kirsten Myhr

Kirsten Myhr (MScPharm, MPH) is a Norwegian pharmacist, with a specialist degree in hospital pharmacy and a Master in Public Health. She has worked in university hospitals in Norway for a number of years, has worked with pharmacovigilance at the regulatory authority in Norway and with pharmaceutical issues in the Norwegian Board of Health. For the last 12 years she has worked at a regional medicines information and pharmacovigilance centre in Oslo. During her career she has worked extensively with drug utilisation using the ATC/DDD methodology, including being project officer for a project to introduce prescription statistics in Norway .  She has considerable international experience in pharmaceutical issues starting out as Principal Pharmacist at the Central Medical Stores in Botswana. Since then she has worked at UNICEF  HQ , in Albania, teaching pharmacists in Mongolia good pharmacy practice and undertaken a number of consultancies in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000 she has been engaged in medicine prices with the WHO/HAI project on developing a methodology for measuring medicine prices for which she was the principal author of the first edition of the manual. 2010-2011 she was vice-chair of the AMFm Ad Hoc Committee under the Global Fund. She is now part-time pharmaceutical adviser to Norad. She is member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policies and Management.