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Rwanda FDA launches Banzurebe campaign to boost food and drugs safety

Rwanda Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has launched a three-month awareness campaign dubbed BANZA UREBE, which aims at igniting a nationwide movement for the fight against illicit drugs, expired products, and illegally manufactured beverages on the local market.   Overall, it aims to ensure that Rwandans consume food and drugs that are safe and secure […]

Rwanda becomes home of African Medicines Agency

The Rwandan Ministry of Health and the African Union have signed a host agreement for the African Medicines Agency (AMA) on Saturday, June 10th 2023. This newly launched continental regulatory body for medical products, is set to start its work, with its headquarters in Rwanda. Rwanda was selected to be the host of the agency […]

Rwanda FDA kick-starts €2m Twinning project to improve medicinal products

Rwanda Foods and Drugs Auhtority has welcomed the EU-funded project dubbed “Twinning project” to strengthen the Authority in regulating medicinal products including vaccines. The project launched on May 16, 2023 aims to promote drugs and food safety in Rwanda. The launch brought together key stakeholders in the health sector, including government officials, health industry representatives, […]

The wait is over: First batch of BionTech biontainers arrive in Rwanda

Rwanda has received the first batch of BioNTainers to begin an end-to-end mRNA vaccine production in Africa for the first time. The containers arrived exactly 3 years since the first Covid-19 case was detected in Rwanda on 14 March 2020. BioNTainers will be equipped to manufacture a range of mRNA-based vaccines targeted to the needs […]

WHO formal benchmarking kicks off in Kigali

A team of nine assessors from the World Health Organization have started a 5-days exercise on Monday, December 12, 2022 to benchmark the system for regulating medicinal products in Rwanda against the WHO global benchmarking tool (GBT) indicators and sub-indicators The objectives of the benchmarking visit are to benchmark the performance of the regulatory system […]

Authority recalls Ketoconazole oral tablets

Rwanda Foods and Drugs Authority, in its duty of ensuring the public health of the population, has withdrew Ketoconazole oral tablets from the Rwandan market. The move follows the recommendations from the National Pharmacovigilance Advisory Committee. Ketoconazole oral tablets are normally used to treat fungal infections. Among the duties of Rwanda FDA governing pharmacovigilance for […]