FDA Ghana Achieves International Reaccreditation

May 2016

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana successfully achieved ISO 17025 reaccreditation by the international accreditation board ANAB. The reaccreditation confirms the FDA’s upholding of stringent international standards for tests conducted in both the pharmaceutical microbiology and medical device laboratories. In addition to the original scope of accredited tests, a total of 14 tests have been approved to expand the FDA’s testing capability.

The accredited expanded scope is an historical achievement as Ghana FDA becomes the first laboratory in Africa to house the most comprehensive accreditation that includes drug-physicochemical, pharmaceutical microbiology and medical devices. FDA Ghana now possesses a comprehensive laboratory to match the scope of its regulatory mandate and is strongly positioned to ensure the medicines and devices utilized by the public are of the highest quality.

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