TMDA attains WHO’s No 3 spot for control medicines and medical devices

30Jul 2020
Correspondent
Morogoro
The Guardian
TMDA attains WHO’s No 3 spot for control medicines and medical devices

THE Tanzania Medicine and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) has attained third position out of four for the control of medicines, medical devices and reagents set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the position makes Tanzania the first in Africa.

TMDA Acting Director General, Adam Fimbo.

This has been expressed by TMDA Acting Director General, Adam Fimbo when speaking at a meeting to mobilise reporters on the enforcement of the law governing medicines and medical devices.

Participating journalists came from Morogoro, Dar es Salaam and Coast regions.

Fimbo said the achievement recognised by the WHO was attained in 2018 making Tanzania among model countries for other countries who came to learn this achievement including Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Sudan, Botswana and other European countries.

Responding to reporters’ questions, TMDA Manager for Legal Services, Iskari Fute said in the past one year they have nabbed 147 suspects who were violating TMDA’s law, out of whom 32 have been fined and other 32 cases were still in courts.

He added that the authority was still investigating cases in respect of other 82 suspects.

He said the suspects were exposed following TMDA’s impromptu inspections in various areas.

Morogoro Region’s Assistant Administrative Secretary Anza Ndossa called upon reporters in the country to assist TMDA to reach its targets in offering better services.

He also cautioned traders dealing in the distribution of medicines, medical devices and reagents to abide by the laid down laws and procedures, as there are so many of them conducting this business without permission from TMDA.

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