// January 29, 2015

Nigeria Celebrates a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Substandard Medicines

Nigeria Pharmaceutical Achievement

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) marked a major milestone in the fight against substandard and poor quality drugs. NAFDAC’s Central Drug Control Laboratory Yaba in Lago achieved internationally recognized ISO 17025 accreditation with support from the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Program (PQM; a US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program, implemented by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).

The accreditation was awarded by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) based in Washington, D.C. and  presented Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at a reception attended by representatives from NAFDAC, USAID, USP, US diplomats and pharmaceutical industry executives. USP is proud to be associated with this achievement, just the latest example of our ongoing efforts to contribute to the quality of medicines in Africa.

More information is in this news report.