Complementary and Alternative Medicines Department

There are two units in this department
1. Herbal Products
2. Cosmetic Products

FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

HERBAL MEDICINE UNIT 

  • Recommends herbal medicine products to the drug evaluation and registration department for registration 
  • Conduct GMP and other routine inspections at herbal premises 
  • Conduct Pharmacovigilance activities together with PVG department with respect to herbal medicine products (Phytovigilance)
  • Conduct post market surveillance on herbal medicine products 
  • Conduct operational research with respect to herbal medicine products in order to inform policy and service delivery 

COSMETICS UNIT 

  • Conduct GMP for manufacturing facilities and routine inspection at cosmetic premises
  • Conduct Pharmacovigilance activities for cosmetic products
  • Conduct post market surveillance on cosmetics product in the market 
  • Conduct operational research with respect to cosmetics products in order to inform policy and service delivery.
  • Conduct Pharmacovigilance activities with respect to veterinary medicine 
  • Conduct post market surveillance on veterinary medicine products on the market 
  • Conduct operational research with respect to veterinary medicine products in order to inform policy and service delivery.