Pharmacy and Poisons Board offices along Lenana Road in Nairobi. The building was officially opened in 2005 by the Minister of Health at the time, Hon. Charity Ngilu.
Pharmacovigilance department came out to the Kenyan public on the 9th of June 2009 when a formal launch of the Pharmacovigilance System in Kenya took place at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi.
National Quality Control Laboratory. The quality of a drug is one of the criteria for market approval. Quality assurance covers all activities aimed at ensuring that consumers and patients receive a product that meets established specifications and standards of quality, safety an efficacy.
Ministry of Health HQ
Pharmacy and Poisons Board is under the Ministry of Health whose HQ are at Afya House, Bishop Road, Nairobi
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has various guidelines that explain how services are delivered. The guidelines can be downloaded from this site.
Registration and Enrollment
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board constituted a Training and Assessment committees in July 2000 whose responsibility to design, develop and implement a comprehensive system for evaluation and assessment of the qualifications of both foreign and locally trained pharmacists for purposes of registration to practice in Kenya.
The committee came up with a criteria for eligibility to undertake pre-registration exams as follows:
- Must have a basic O-level education (8-4-4 system) with C+ Grade or equivalent.
- Must have qualified from a College/University that offers a minimum of four-year pharmacy degree course and is recognised by that Country's Pharmacy Regulatory authority.
- Must have bachelor Degree in pharmacy (B. Pharm) with a curriculum acceptable to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
- Must have command of English language and basic Kiswahili language.
- Must be registrable to the Pharmacy Regulatory Authority in the country offering the Degree Course