WHO, NAFDAC intensify plans to tackle fake drugs in Africa by Tony Nwanne


Efforts to further reduce the incidence of fake drugs in the country, and Africa in general, on Tuesday, got a boost, when the World Health Organisation, WHO, in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administrative Control, NAFDAC, adopted a new strategy to put surveillance system to detect any form of fake drugs in any African countries. The system, Rapid Alert System, is a surveillance system aimed at monitoring of substandard, spurious, falsely labelled/ falsified Counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products, with the intention of training focal persons from different countries’ medicine regulatory authorities on the use new WHO initiative for SSFFC reporting – The Rapid Alert System. Read more

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