NDA's brief history
1986 – Adhoc Committee constituted to develop a National Drug Policy (NDP). Draft Paper prepared and accepted by the Ministry of Health.
1988 – Health Review Commission formed to incorporate the NDP into the National Health Policy report.
1991 – Initial discussions on setting up of the National Drug Authority and National Medical Stores (NMS).
1993 – National Drug Policy/Authority and NMS Statutes were passed by the then parliament National Resistance Council and became Law after the President's assention to the statutes.
1994 – National Drug Authority and National Medical Stores were inaugurated as implementing bodies of the Policy.
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.
A world class drug regulatory agency effectively protecting and promoting public health.
To ensure access to quality, safe and efficacious human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
In pursuing and fulfilling the vision and mission, NDA achieves personal, organisational and public good by:
Caring for the People of Uganda
We advance the public good with purpose and passion while honouring democratic values:
Taking Pride in What We Do
We are motivated and guided by our personal integrity:
Building a Workplace Community
We respect each other and work together in a healthy environment:
By being accountable for our values and their integration in our work, we lay the foundation for excellence at NDA.