The Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC) is a statutory body established in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Act 13 of 2003, to regulate the use of medicines in Namibia. The NMRC is appointed by the Minister responsible for health. The NMRC's mission is to serve the public interest by developing and maintaining internationally acceptable standards of medicines control.
The NMRC appoints technical committees to assist it in carrying out its mandate of regulating the sale and use of medicines in Namibia. The office of the Registrar of Medicines serves as NMRC secretariat and provides administrative and technical support to the Council. The Registrar’s office is the Subdivision of Pharmaceutical Control and Inspection within the Division of Pharmaceutical Services of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. There are four sections within the subdivision Medicines Registration, Inspection and Licensing, Quality Surveillance Laboratory and the Therapeutic Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre.
INSPECTION AND LICENSING
The Inspection and Licensing section is mainly responsible for compliance and enforcement of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 2003 (Act 13 of 2003). >>Click here to read more
Registration of medicines is focal point of any regulatory framework. Registration section is therefore a very important administrative component within the Sub-Division “Pharmaceutical Control and Inspection” of Pharmaceutical Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. >>Click here to read more
QUALITY SURVILANCE LABORATORY (QSL)
The QSL is located on plot 11 Voigt Street, on the same premises as the Government Stores, in the Southern Industrial Area of Windhoek. >>Click here to read more
THERAPEUTICS INFORMATION & PHARMACOVIGILANCE CENTRE(TIPC)
TIPC is the ministry of health and social services' official centre for the provision of unbiased therapeutics information and pharmacovigilance services to health care professionals and the general public in Namibia. >>Click here to read more