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The ongoing 40th annual Pharmacovigilance centres' meeting at Speke Resort Muyonyo, Kampala Uganda
Collaboration at work : URA Impounds drugs aboard Mbarara bound buses
Collaboration at work : URA Impounds drugs aboard Mbarara bound buses
NDA Chairperson commissioning brand new pick-ups to re-enforce the authority's operations in apprehending unscrupulous operators
Newly acquired pick-ups to enable Inspectors of Drugs to traverse the country's terrain to reach all drug outlets
NDA Vision
About NDA
Functions of NDA
Regional Offices

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.


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


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 advantage 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.

Secretariat office Kampala
P. O Box 23096, Kampala, Uganda
Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue (opposite TWED plaza)
Tel: (+256) 414 255665/ 347391/2 (+256) 414 255758
Email: Website:
Central regional offices Kampala
Plot 1-2 Jinja Road
Premier Complex Building Nakawa
P. O Box 40082 Kampala
Tel: +256 312 261 584
South Western Region Office- Mbarara
House 29 Mbaguta Estates, Kamukuzi
P.O Box 1886 Mbarara, Uganda
Tel: (+256) 485 421 088
Fax: (+256) 485 421 220
South Eastern Regional Office
Plot 16 Rippon Garden Road
P.O Box 1710 Jinja
Tel/Fax (+256) 434 122 176
Eastern Region Office Tororo
Plot No: 27 Kwapa Road
P.O Box 453, Tororo – Uganda
Tel/Fax (+256) 454 445 195
Western Region Office Hoima
Muganwa Center
Plot 30 Old Tooro Road
P.O Box 192 Hoima
Tel/Fax (+256) 465 440 688
Northern Region Office
Lira Erute Road
P.O Box 235 Lira
Tel/Fax (+256) 473 420 65
West Nile Region Office- Arua
P. O Box 1034, Arua Plot. 1mt
Wati Road at Anyafio
Tel: (+256)372260087

Public Notices

Think Twice. Seek Advice

Taking Antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health

Everyone has a role to play

You can help prevent antibiotic resistance. Preventing infection can reduce the use of antibiotics, and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. Good basic hygiene is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection

Causes of Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause

Antibiotic Resistance : How it spreads

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause

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