TANZANIA: GOVERNMENT REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PHARMACEUTICAL, HEALTH POLICY

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to develop and implement regional pharmaceutical and health technologies policy at the country level.

Chief Pharmacist for the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Henry Irunde, made an assurance Tuesday here.

The government's stance comes as the East African Community (EAC) partner states are currently engaging stakeholders on discussion and ultimately recommendations to the draft Regional Medicines and Health Technologies Policy and Strategic Plan.

Partner States had agreed to cooperate in health activities as provided in the EAC Treaty.

Tanzania has become the first member state to embark on validation and verification of the Draft, with stakeholders gathering in the city for a two-day meeting from yesterday for the purpose.

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) hosted the country-level meeting from which the recommendations would be forwarded to the regional body for further steps.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.