News Highlights

Public Notice on Medicines Labelling

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

NDA Job Advert

Friday, 28th April 2017

NDA Offices relocating

Tuesday, 18th April 2017

Public Notice on Anti-Malarial products

Monday, 27th March 2017

Public notice on LAVA EC

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Public notice on Machupo virus - paracetamol

Friday, 24th February 2017
Machupo virus - paracetamol

NDA Chairman's Inaugural statement

Friday, 10th February 2017

NDA gets new Board

Friday, 10th February 2017

New Pharmacy Outlets

Thursday, 9th February 2017

Introduction and use of NDAMIS

Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Notice for a meeting

Friday, 27th January 2017

Submission and update of Drug Registration samples (Circular)

Thursday, 19th January 2017
National Drug Authority is in the process of updating all registration samples whose shelf life has expired.

Pharmacy and Drug shop Licensing 2017

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

All pharmacy and drug shop proprietors are reminded to submit their applications for renewal of licenses for pharmacies and drug shops by 15th December 2016.

NDA Drug register for December 2016 (Circular)

Monday, 28th November 2016
This is to inform you that with effect from 1st December 2016, the following categories of products will be removed from the NDA drug register.

Fees structure for Licensing a Pharmacy

Thursday, 24th November 2016

National Drug Authority is a statutory government body responsible for licensing all

Pharmacies in Uganda. 

Fees structure for drug registration, Retention, notification and amendment

Thursday, 24th November 2016

National Drug Authority is responsible for regulating access of quality, safe and efficacious of drugs and health care products being imported or exported out of Uganda.  All drugs to be imported must be registered unless given special clearance by NDA.   

Fee structure for a drug shop operator

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016


National Drug Authority is a statutory government body responsibly for licensing drug


New opportunities in the 2017 Licensing guidelines

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

New Opportunities in the 2017 licensing guidelines

Mitigation on tick resistance to acaricides

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016
Mitigation on tick resistance to acaricides

Unauthorized Drug Promotion and advertisement activities in the country - Circular No. 001/DID/2016

Friday, 18th November 2016
NDA has noted with grave concern, the ongoing unauthorized drug promotional activities around the country.

NDAMIS import Export module interface with UeSW Launched.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016

The NDAMIS Import Export module: interface with the Uganda National Electronic Single Window (UNeSW) was successfully implemented and launched on 4th November 2016 by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde - Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.  This will not only enhance checks and balances between URA and NDA but also reduce clearance bureaucracies that affect medicine importers & exporters hence improving clearance time at NDA ports of entry offices.

NDAMIS system goes live – internally

Tuesday, 8th November 2016
NDAMIS system goes live – internally with premise, GMP and inspection modules first.


Tuesday, 1st November 2016

Procurement Agency Seeks Return of Defective Condoms

Wednesday, 21st September 2016
The company, which is a major international supplier, has failed to supply standard quality condoms.

NDA offices to Close 15th - 16th September 2016

Wednesday, 14th September 2016

NATIONAL DRUG AUTHORITY informs the General public that

there will be minimal operations with effect from 15th to 16th

September 2016 as all staff attend a very important

planning retreat

Normal operation will resume on 19th September 2016.

We regret any inconveniences caused.

Thank you


Buy medicines only from NDA licensed drug outlets

Tuesday, 9th August 2016
The public is advised and encouraged to buy medicines only from NDA licensed drug outlets 
and to report to NDA any suspicious/ unauthorized medicines and or counterfeits found on 
the market at,Tel: 0414255665, 0414347391/2

Wallet Pack Counterfeit Coartem®

Monday, 18th July 2016

Dual Licensing of Pharmacies for the year 2017

Monday, 25th April 2016
As By copy of Circular No. 002/ID/2016 available at NDA,

To All Pharmaceutical operators,

This is to inform you that effective 1st January 2017, National Drug Authority will no longer issue licenses to pharmacies operating both retail and wholesale business on the same premise.

Therefore, for the next licensing period, you are advised to choose to operate either retail or wholesale pharmacy business. Additional guidance on the operation of the type of pharmacy selected will be obtained in the Licensing Requirements and Guidelines.

In Case of any further inquireies / clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact the ED NDA.

New boss inherits confusion at NDA

Thursday, 4th February 2016

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has a new executive director; Donna Asiimwe Kusemererwa. A pharmacist and former director at Joint Medical Stores, she appears keenly aware that she must have rebuilding the image of the authority high on her agenda. Two days before she officially reported at her new work station on Jan.07, she called a meeting to brief journalists. Several members of her staff attended a small ceremony held at the Authority headquarters on Lumumba Avenue in Kampala.

Newly appointed NDA boss vows to restore institution image

Wednesday, 6th January 2016

KAMPALA. Newly appointed Executive Director of the National Drug Authority (NDA) Ms Donna Asiimwe Kusemererwa has said she will concentrate on building the image of the authority which has in the past suffered a series of corruption scandals and abuse of office.
Ms Kusemererwa replaces Ms Kate Kikule who has been the acting ED.

The patients Solidarity Day (PSD)

Thursday, 10th December 2015

On December 05, 2015, patients from across the world celebrated Patient Solidarity Day (PSD). In Uganda PSD 2015 was celebrated on 10th December, 2015, at Zirobwe sub county Health Centre III in Luwero District. Stand with us to proclaim that healthcare is a right-without exception-which must be reflected at every level of healthcare. The Uganda Alliance of Patients Organizations (UAPO) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Health, National Drug Authority, Medical Access, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) and other Healthcare stakeholders sponsored this annual event.

NDA emerged winner of the Best Public Sector Campaign

Thursday, 29th October 2015

NDA emerged winner of the Best Public Sector Campaign during the Public Relations of Uganda Association Excellence Awards 2014/15 held last night (29th October 2015) at Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala.

Restore respect in Uganda’s health system

Monday, 12th October 2015

National Drug Authority (NDA) has been conducting a number of operations in the suburbs of Kampala cracking down on unlicensed drug outlets. During these operations a number of drug outlet operators have been found wanting in terms of qualifications since they did not have any required education and training.