The National Drug Authority has the mandate to promote and protect public health through the effective regulation of human, and animal medicines, and healthcare products. To communicate this message simply and effectively,we developed illustrations that depict how to reduce poor-quality human/veterinary drugs in Uganda. We used a comic style that readily appealed to all age groups. These were used on marketing materials like calendars, websites, social media and office branding.
The National Drug Authority ensures the availability, at all times, of essential, efficacious, and cost-effective drugs to the entire population of Uganda as a means of providing satisfactory healthcare and safeguarding the appropriate use of drugs.
Over 4084 human, 475 veterinary, 136 human herbal and 1 veterinary herbal are registered medicines in Uganda. The National Drug Authority has strived to see that it makes available medicines to the entire population through a rigorous registration process ensuring that only good quality medicines are registered within the country.