About National Drug Authority(NDA)
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 the entire population of Uganda as a means of providing satisfactory healthcare and safeguarding the appropriate use of drugs.
The functions of the Drug Authority are stated under Section 5 of the NDP/A Act, Cap. 206.
- 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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