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Tanzania’s TMMDA Benchmarks Ghana’s FDA On Compliance To Ghana’s Standards On Food And Drugs

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

The Head of Communication and Public Education at the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMMDA), Mrs. Gaudensia Simwanza, has commended the FDA Ghana, on the measures it has put in place to enforce compliance to Ghana’s standards on food, drugs, and cosmetics and household substances (regulated products) to ensure public health and safety in the country.

Mrs. Simwanza, who arrived in Ghana on the 14th of June 2021, paid a nine-day working visit to the Food and Drugs Authority’s head office in Shiashie, Accra.

As a communications expert, the TMDA Head of Communications was taken through the various activities and programs of the FDA’s Communication and Public Education Department (CPED) namely, Media Relations, Stakeholder Relations, Research and Publications, Projects, and Admin Support Units.

To ensure that she has a broad and holistic appreciation of the operations of the FDA, Ms. Simwanza also interacted with other departments such as the Administration, Drug Enforcement, Food Registration, Tobacco and Substances of Abuse, and the Center for Laboratory Services and Research of the FDA amongst others.

Ms. Simwanza was full of praise for FDA’s advertisement regulations, the significant inroads made in Tobacco Control, the extensive social media presence of the Authority, and the production of the Food and Drugs Safety Line- a program designed to address myths and misconceptions about food and drugs as well as deal with critical matters of public concern.

At the end of the visit, the TMDA’s Head of Communications extolled the FDA for its high level of professionalism and commitment to quality service delivery and assured that the knowledge she has acquired would be gladly shared and implemented at TMDA on her return.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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