The National Drug Authority (NDA) has today Wednesday launched the first Pharmaceutical Quality Control Convention.
The convention, is aimed at creating programs that support local pharmaceutical manufacturers to boost innovation and production of essential, efficacious and good quality medicines.
Speaking to reporters at the sidelines of the official launch at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday, Annet Ssenkindu the Director of Laboratory Services at NDA said that the two-day event will be annual.
“This annual convention comes with several initiatives to the local industry including; a bespoke training program in modern pharmaceutical quality control techniques, a comprehensive NDA-pharma round table, services support systems for key analytical procedures, skills enhancement and resource sign posting,” she said adding,
“The National Drug Authority Act Cap 206 mandates the National Drug Authority specifically under section 5(f) to promote and control local production of essential drugs.”
Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA Head of Public Relations said that NDA believes that these efforts will strengthen the government of Uganda’s campaign of ‘Buy Uganda, Build Uganda’ that is aimed at fostering the growth of the local industry, “improve public confidence in the locally manufactured products, reduce turnaround times for the approval process, ensure resource optimization and efficiency and enhance exportation’
“NDA pledges to continuously innovate mechanisms that are aimed at protecting public and bolstering economic prosperity for all Ugandans, “he said.
Dr. Amoreen Naluyima, the Manager Medicine at NDA said that the convention will help in eliminating substandard and falsified drugs off the market.
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