Canadian drug regulatory agency Health Canada has trained some members of the staff of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and their Ghanaian, Sierra Leonean, Nigerien and Ugandian counterparts on vaccine regulation.

Health Canada team led by a Senior Regulatory Officer, Bobby Chauhan, said the capacity building was necessary to scale up regulation of vaccines in the respective countries.

He spoke at the Health Canada and NAFDAC mentorship training workshop in Lagos.

He said knowledge was transferred to the trainees during the workshop based on the tool on the ground within NAFDAC.

He said regulation of drugs in developing countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone was not in any way different from that of Canada and other developed countries, adding: “There is a system on ground which is followed”.

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