NAFDAC To Expand Post Pharmacovigilance Marketing Surveillance In Nigeria
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NAFDAC To Expand Post Pharmacovigilance Marketing Surveillance In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says it will expand post pharmacovigilance surveillance and put in place a mechanism to Track and Trace Foods and pharmaceutical products.

The Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who made this known in Abuja at a media briefing said this would mitigate against counterfeits, Substandard, and Falsified products in the country.

Professor Adeyeye said the agency would also embark on Continuous Strengthening Regulatory Activities and Engagement with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Going down memory lane of the agency the DG noted that NAFDAC was reorganized and more directorates were created from seventeen to twenty-seven for effective management.

”From 2019 till date International Partners funding (Cash and Technical Support) received amounted to $3,927,186.00, these funds are currently being utilized for specified purposes.”

”Such as Establishment of a continuous training culture in customer-centric Quality Management System (QMS) for all NAFDAC mandates,naccreditation on QMS (ISO 8001-2015) in 2019 and yearly re-accreditation since that time.”

”Over 140 new Utility Vehicles were procured for Inspection and other activities, over 5 billion naira worth of laboratory equipment.

”We developed traceability of the Supply Chain Regulation and also developed Vaccine Lot Release Regulation this is in process for gazetting.”

The DG NAFDAC noted that as part of the agency’s Investigation and enforcement it would continue to collaborate with NDLEA in mitigating substances or drugs of abuse, Increase vigilance on cosmetic products and maintain food safety.

Professor Adeyeye who called for the support of all Nigerians and the media said NAFDAC would enhance digitalization of more regulatory Processes for better management and transparency of all its operations.

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