The Drug Inspectorate Services Department ensures that all medicines manufactured locally and imported into the country are of good quality and are properly handled. The department ensures that drugs are inspected at all major ports of entry to minimise entry of sub-standard and counterfeit drugs into Uganda. Inspection and licensing of all pharmaceutical handling facilities has also been adequately catered for.
Activities have been developed to rid the country of illegal operators of drug outlets and substandard and counterfeit drugs through intensifying support supervision and post marketing surveillance.
In this Strategic Plan, Zonal Inspectors will be recruited and reasonably facilitated to provide backup to the regional inspectors in ensuring that there is more NDA presence on the ground. Staff training and development, considered critical to the success of the department and adequate provision, has been provided for it in the Strategic Plan.