NAFDAC Laboratory Receives WHO Pre-Qualification Approval

NAFDAC Laboratory Receives WHO Pre-Qualification Approval

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced that their laboratory in Yaba, Lagos State, has received pre-qualification approval from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Let’s dive into the details!

What Does This Mean?

So, what exactly does it mean for NAFDAC’s laboratory to receive pre-qualification approval? Well, it’s a big deal! This approval shows that the laboratory meets international standards for drug control and regulation. It’s like getting a gold star for doing an excellent job!

How Did They Get the Approval?

The journey towards this milestone started back in 2010, but it wasn’t until the last four years that NAFDAC and the Nigerian government put in the effort to make it happen. And guess what? Their hard work paid off! The WHO pre-qualification inspection team visited the laboratory and gave it a thumbs up.

What Are the Benefits?

Now, let’s talk about the benefits of this pre-qualification approval. First, it brings global recognition to NAFDAC and the laboratory. People from all around the world will know that they are doing great work. Second, it enhances the quality of pharmaceutical products. This means that the medicines you take will be even safer and more effective. Third, it opens up opportunities for international collaboration. NAFDAC can now work with other countries to improve drug regulation and control. Lastly, it advances Nigeria’s healthcare system. This approval shows that Nigeria is committed to providing top-notch healthcare to its people.

How Can You Learn More?

If you want to learn more about the pre-qualification procedure and see the list of other pre-qualified quality control laboratories, you can visit the WHO website. Just go to this web address: https://extranet.who.int/pqweb/medicines. There, you’ll find all the information you need!

Conclusion

This is a huge achievement for NAFDAC and Nigeria. Not many laboratories in the world have received this prestigious pre-qualification approval from WHO. It shows that NAFDAC is dedicated to ensuring the safety and quality of pharmaceutical products. So, the next time you take medicine, remember that there are people like the NAFDAC team working hard to make sure it’s safe for you. Keep up the great work, NAFDAC!

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