The Department of Food and Drugs Inspection and Safety Monitoring (FDISM) is one of the technical department that makes Rwanda FDA.
The department ensures that all food and medicines manufactured locally and imported into the country are of good quality and are properly handled.
It also ensures that food and drugs are inspected at all major ports of entry to stop the entry of substandard and counterfeit drugs into Rwanda.
It also does the inspection and licensing of all foods and drugs handling facilities, monitoring of illegal operators of foods and drugs outlet, substandard and counterfeit regulated products through regular supervision and post marketing surveillance.
It ensures stakeholders; service providers and the general public receive the right information on the regulated products. It ensures that the food and drug promotion materials are vetted, approved and monitored to ensure that misleading, biased and inaccurate information on regulated products is not disseminated.
It is also responsible for pharmacovigilance programs, adverse drug reactions reporting and hosting the national pharmacovigilance centre