AboutUs - NMRC
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 Registrarâ€™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 namely, Medicines Registration, Inspection and Licensing, Quality Surveillance Laboratory and the Therapeutic Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre.
Inspection and Lisensing
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
Medicine RegistrationRegistration of medicines is focal point of any regulatory framework. Registration section is therefore a very important administrative component within the Sub-Division â€œPharmaceutical Control and Inspectionâ€? of Pharmaceutical Services in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Click here to read more
Quality Survilance Laboratory (QSL)
The QSL is responsible for analysing medicines for the Central Medical Stores and the country at large to ascertain the level of quality of these medicines. Click here to read more
Therapeutics Information and Pharmacovilane 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