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Pharmacy board to conduct anti malaria surveillance

18 August 2014, 21:03 Ken Wakesa

Mombasa - The pharmacy and poisonous board has announced that it will conduct a post market surveillance for all anti malaria products in the coast region.

Speaking in his office the Director of Pharmacy and Poisons Board coast region Doctor Karrim Wanga said the surveillance is aimed at cleaning out any low quality anti malarial drugs and establish if those available in the market comply with the international standards.

“The coastal strip is classified as an epidemic region we have a team that will get sample of the anti malaria that are representative of the market and will examine all the drugs to taste and monitor the quality of this products” said Wanga

Wanga said the exercise will begin on August 25 2014 targeting all public facilities, private markets, all informal shops and faith based organization at the coast general hospital and Msambweni in Kwale County.

He said the board is targeting the anti malarial because are essentials drugs and they working towards ensuring that the malaria bacteria does not develop resistance against the molecule that is currently use to treat malaria.

We are currently using AL molecule to treat malaria and if the bacteria develops resistance against this molecule we do not have any other molecule yet added Doctor Wanga.

He revealed that the board has stepped up its effort to contain and examine the quality of drugs being imported in the country especially in boarder towns.

“About 70%- 80% of the drugs consumed in the country are imported that’s why we are stepping up our surveillance in all ports of entry into the country especially here at the coast to ensure that we have quality drugs being imported” said Wanga.

The board has also said the compliance level with the board regulation among chemist and drug shops has stepped up as compared to the last two years revealing the in Kwale and Kilifi county compliancy is at 95%.

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