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NDAMIS / Uganda Electronic Single Window (UeSW) sensitization training at URA Headquarters Nakawa
NDAMIS / Uganda Electronic Single Window (UeSW) sensitization training at URA Headquarters Nakawa
East African Community Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Programme, 6th Forum of Heads Of NMRAs 27th to 28th July 2017 at National Drug Authority Kampala
NDA Vision
NDA Mission
Hon. Sarah A. Opendi, Minister of State for Health (general duties) also holding the portfolio for the Minister of Health addressing the media on implementation of 12% verification fee on selected imported medicines
Donna Kusemererwa, Secretary to the Authority responding to questions on implementation of 12% verification fee on selected imported medicines at the Media Centre.
Secretary to the Authority emphasizing a point to Local Technical Representatives during the 8th June 2017 meeting that discussed implementation of 12% verification fees that will be charged for importation on the selected 37 locally manufactured medicines .
  • 7th-10th Nov 2017

    Annual Meeting of Representatives of National Pharmacovigilance Centres participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring


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The National Drug Authority (NDA) was established in 1993 by the National Drug Policy and Authority Statute which in 2000 became the National Drug Policy and Authority (NDP/A) Act, Cap. 206 of the Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition). The Act established a National Drug Policy and National Drug Authority to ensure the availability, at all times, of essential, efficacious and cost-effective drugs to theentire population of Uganda as a means of providing satisfactory healthcare and safeguarding the appropriate use of drugs.

Vision

A Uganda with safe, effective, quality medicines and health care products.

Mission

Promoting and protecting public health through the effective regulation of human, animal medicines and health care products.

Core Values
  • We care for the people of Uganda, striving for excellence in service underpinned by professionalism and fairness.
  • We take pride in what we do and we are motivated and passionate about achieving the highest standards of service.
  • We serve with integrity and are honest, transparent and accountable at all times.
  • We continuously nurture team spirit, respecting and supporting each other and working together to achieve common objectives.
  • We take advantantage of new opportunities for learning and use our knowledge and skills to innovate, creating value for our clients and the public.
The functions of the Drug Authority are stated under Section 5 of the NDP/A Act, Cap. 206. These are:
  • Deal with the development and regulation of the pharmacies and drugs in the country;
  • Control the importation, exportation and sale of pharmaceuticals;
  • Control the quality of drugs;
  • Promote and control local production of essential drugs;
  • Encourage research and development of herbal medicines;
  • Establish and revise professional guidelines and disseminate information to the health professionals and the public;
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Minister and bodies concerned with drugs on the implementation of the National Drug Policy;
  • Perform any other function that is connected with the above or that may be accorded to it by law.

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Public Notices

Public Alert - Counterfeit Cancer Medicine (Avastin)

“National Drug Authority (NDA) informs health service providers and the public that it has impounded some unregistered and counterfeit medicines; Avastin (Bevacizumab) tablets packed in plastic jar on the market that bears the following features:

Avastin 400mg, Batch no : NC 2001 Expiry date : 02/2019”

Public Alert - Counterfeit Cancer Medicine (Sutent)

“National Drug Authority (NDA) informs health service providers and the public that it has impounded some unregistered and counterfeit medicines; Sutent (sunitinib malate) tablets packed in plastic jar on the market that bears the following features:

Sutent 12.5mg , Batch no : NC 1060 Expiry date : 02/2019”

Counterfeit Alert

“This is to inform you that there is counterfeit Postinor2 circulating on the Ugandan market with the following details.
Batch No T62788B Manufacturing date: 02/20/2016 Expiry date:02/2021
Batch no. T5934T Manufacturing date: 09/2015 Expiry date: 09/2020”

Public Notice on Medicines Labelling

“NDA informs health care providers and the general public against using imported medicines which are not labelled or translated in English. Any person involved in the sale and/or dispensing of such illegal products will be prosecuted in accordance with the Law.

Public Alert

“These are drugs disguised as cosmetics and are very harmful to your health”

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