Information About

Regulatory Bodies in Africa

Individual countries on the continent of Africa have their own regulatory policies. This website shows a selected list of regulatory bodies or authorities to contact for additional information.


African Union : The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development..... and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the UN.

Botswana: : The Ministry of Health aims to improve the physical, mental, and social well being of every Motswana to fully contribute to the development of Botswana through a healthy nation.

Ghana: Food and Drugs Board : Regulatory Resources in Ghana: - Food and Drugs Board: Contact Information: Phone: 233-21-660 989 FAX: 233-21-660-389 E-mail: OR Phone: 233-21-673 090 ( for the Drugs Division) - Pharmacy Council of Ghana Phone: 233-21-678-538 Fax: 233-21-229-573 E-mail: - Ghana Standards Board - Ministry of Health

Morocco: Ministry of Health :

Namibia: Medicines Registry : Information about Namibia Medicines Control Council listing of Medicines.

Namibia: Ministry of Health and Social Services :

Nigeria: National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) : NAFDAC provides useful regulatory information for local and foreign companies in the areas of Drugs, Foods and Cosmetics.

South Africa: Medicines Control Council (MCC) : The Medicines Control Council of South-Africa : Over the last thirty years, South Africa has developed a medicines regulatory authority with internationally recognized standing. Over the past five years, it has been transformed in order to improve its performance and regulatory processes.

South Africa: South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) : SABS provides a wide range of services to the food, fishing, pesticide, beverage, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Tanzania: Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) : Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) is a regulatory body responsible for controlling the quality, safety and effectiveness of food, drugs, herbal drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. TFDA was established under Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act No. 1 of 2003

Zimbabwe-Ministry of Health and Child Welfare : The overall purpose of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare is to promote the health and quality of life of the people of Zimbabwe.