Tanzania is the 1st confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for medical products according to World Health Organization (WHO).This means Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) has made considerable improvements in recent years in ensuring medicines in the healthcare system are of good quality.
Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) came a long way to becoming a recognized leader in medicines regulation in Africa. The latest achievement means that Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Chemists & Technicians working for the Regulatory Authority possess the expertise & hands-on skills.
This is a major African milestone and we are very proud of Tanzania’s achievement, which we hope will inspire other countries in the region,” says Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.
Access to medicines alone, without quality assurance, is not enough. With this milestone Tanzania makes a big step towards improving the quality of its health care services.