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.
This is a guideline for the national pharmacovigilance system in Kenya. Its purpose is to help users, especially health workers, to participate in the process of continuous surveillance of safety and efficacy of the pharmaceutical products which are used in clinical practice, thus help to achieve the ultimate goal to make safer and more effective treatment available to patients.
The guideline addresses specifically the issues on what to report, why to report how to report and where to report.
This guideline and its tools will be reviewed periodically, to ensure that they continue to meet the goals of the Pharmacovigilance system.
All users are urged to provide feedback to PPB on the suitability and practicability of these tools.