The Agency has been informed that the Ivorian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene on 18th October 2016, has commissioned a German Pharmaceutical company called, Merck Chemicals and Pharmaceutical laboratory for the detection of counterfeit drugs in the country. Merck Germany is a leading science and technology company, donated laboratory to the Ivory Coast (West Africa) thus indicating its support in fighting counterfeit medicines. The handing over of the laboratory took place during the opening of Merck’s new office in the capital of Abidjan.
The laboratory helps in the detection of counterfeit medicines with simple but reliable test methods for rapid drug quality verification. Almost 800 laboratory have been supplied to health facilities worldwide so far. Due to the donation of Merck, the laboratory is now also available in Côte d’Ivoire.
NAFDAC........Safeguarding the Health of the Nation!!!