Fundamentals of Biostatistics in Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making came up partly as an off-shoot of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control mentorship with Health Canada; and on the other hand as part of the Director General’s vision for NAFDAC to constantly ensure an Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making.

This Biostatistics workshop came up as one of the series of such planned for the Agency’s 2014 Workplan. Again, in line with the recommendation of the Steering Committee working on the Action Plan of the Health Canada-NAFDAC Regulatory Capacity Mentorship Program; this workshop came up on the 6th and 7th March, 2014 at the NAFDAC’s Central Laboratory Auditorium located at Oshodi, Lagos.

The workshop was well attended by the members of the Steering Committee and other staff of the Agency from various Directorates. More importantly, the Director General, Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii OON; also graced the occasion.

Two renowned Professors of Biostatistics from the University College Hospital and University of Ilorin joined forces with Dr. Samson B. Adebayo, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (PR&S) and Dr Monica H. Eimunjeze, the Director of Registration and Regulatory (R&R) to deliver high quality Lectures. The workshop took the participants through both classroom lectures and hands-on practical sessions on the use of a Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) to analyse related datasets from the Agency.

The Director General in his remark, welcomed and appreciated the Director (R&R) and Director (PR&S) for coming up with such a wonderful workshop and further stated that such workshop is long overdue for the status of the Agency. He also appreciated all the facilitators and the staff that attended the workshop.

The Director of R&R, Dr Monica H. Eimunjeze appreciated all staff that attended the workshop and advised them to make good use of the opportunity to enhance their performance and better their output in their respective Directorates.

Dr Samson B. Adebayo, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics who anchored the workshop encouraged all the participants to put into use; the skills that will be acquired at the workshop. In the opening session, he emphasised how important roles of Biostatistics are in ensuring Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making.

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The over 193 Member-Nations of the World Health Organisation's newly created Mechanism for the international fight against spurious, substandard, and counterfeit medicines have congratulated Nigeria for the selection of the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii as the first substantive Chair of the Member State Mechanism (MSM).

Against the backdrop of the global leadership of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

(NAFDAC) in the fight against counterfeit drugs, Nigeria has been appointed Chair of the International Steering Committee of the new Member State Mechanism (MSM) for  combating Substandard, Spurious, Falsely-Labeled, Falsified and Counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products.

 Will Ross of BBC’s article online titled “Nigerian texters to take on the drug counterfeiters” caught my attention and I was compelled to quickly respond to save readers from the misinformation, falsehood and junk dished out by the Reporter. Ross’ write-up was supposedly based on interviews conducted with some stakeholders within

Saturday, 30 November 2013 14:03

NAFDAC introduces Small Business Support Desk

As part of its efforts to promote productive interaction with stakeholders and in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has introduced ‘Small Business Support Desk’ to encourage small scale businessmen/women in various parts of the country.

In a decisive move to rid the States of counterfeit drugs, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Kano State Government have jointly destroyed fake drugs worth N600million. The fake drugs were impounded by Kano State Government following a month long crackdown on various illegal and clandestine pharmaceutical outlets across the State.

In what international experts on quality of medicine have described as a groundbreaking development, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have agreed to work on a road map that will act as a guide towards ensuring the quality monitoring of medicines in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:03

NAFDAC Labs get International Accreditation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has recorded another major breakthrough in her regulatory activity with the international accreditation of her two major laboratories.

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