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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 .
Effective 1st May 2017, NDA Head Quarters relocated from plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue to Rumee Towers located on Plot 19, Lumumba Avenue (Opposite TWED Plaza). Any inconveniences caused during the process of settling in the new premises is highly regrettable.
Local Technical Representatives listening attentively to NDA presentation on implementation of 12% verification fees that will be charged for importation on the selected 37 locally manufactured medicines during the 8th June 2017 meeting.

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.
Ectoparasiticides and the challenge of Tick resistance

National Drug Authority controls the manufacture, importation, distribution and use of both human and veterinary drugs in the country. The three main concerns of veterinary drug regulation are quality, safety and efficacy (effectiveness). Veterinary drugs include acaricides which are the most important of animal drugs in terms of volumes and capital investment. Acaricides in Uganda are registered by NDA following well laid procedures that conform to international standards and following recommendation from Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), basing on pre-registration field trials on efficacy. These trials have always been coordinated by Ministry of Agriculture and carried out by the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI). This ensures that NDA registers acaricides that are tested and confirmed effective in the Ugandan environment.

Mandate of NDA

National Drug Authority controls the manufacture, importation, distribution and use of both human and veterinary drugs in the country. The three main concerns of veterinary drug regulation are quality, safety and efficacy (effectiveness). Veterinary drugs include acaricides which are the most important of animal drugs in terms of volumes and capital investment. Acaricides in Uganda are registered by NDA following well laid procedures that conform to international standards and following recommendation from Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), basing on pre-registration field trials on efficacy. These trials have always been coordinated by Ministry of Agriculture and carried out by the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI). This ensures that NDA registers acaricides that are tested and confirmed effective in the Ugandan environment. In addition to the field trials NDA constantly monitors compliance to quality standards by random sampling and testing of acaricides on market using standard testing procedures at the NDA's National Drug Quality Control laboratory. National Drug Authority also has a system of collecting information and giving feedback on the performance of veterinary drugs on market and in use - the veterinary pharmacovigilance function.

Acaricides on the Ugandan Market

As of September 2016, five groups of acaricides are registered and these include: Amidines (11 brands), synthetic pyrethroids (13 brands), Ivermectins / Macrolactic Lactones (30 brands), organophosphates (1 brand) and co-formulations of organophosphates and synthetic pyrethroids (2 brands) (see attached list). These are imported by 15 licensed pharmacies and distributed to farmers across the country.

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Avoid medicines which are not labelled or translated in English

Avoid medicines which are not labelled or translated in English

In case of any matters regarding unscrupulous dealers contact 0776110008, 0712001199, 414344052.

In case of any matters regarding unscrupulous dealers contact 0776110008, 0712001199, 414344052.

National Drug Authority informs all farmers that for guaranteed animal health and production always consult veterinary officials on drug use.

National Drug Authority informs all farmers that for guaranteed animal health and production always consult veterinary officials on drug use.

NDA acquires a toll free line

NDA acquires a toll free line

Applying acaricides on animals to treat and protect them from external parasites like ticks, lice, fleas, tsetse flies, biting and nuisance flies and other ectoparasites

Applying acaricides on animals to treat and protect them from external parasites like ticks, lice, fleas, tsetse flies, biting and nuisance flies and other ectoparasites

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