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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
Open this folder and view contents6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
 

5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY

The implementation of the NDP shall be directed towards accomplishing the following targets:

i. Establishment of a National Drug Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Division in the Food and Drugs Services Department of the Federal Ministry of Health by the year 2005;

ii. Total adherence to the use of the Essential Drugs List in public health institutions by 2008;

iii. Production of National Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) for all levels of the health care system by 2006 and 80% adherence by 2008;

iv. 80% adherence to good drug procurement practices in the public sector by 2008;

v. Entrenchment of a rational and properly structured drug distribution system in the private sector by 2008;

vi. 90% of targeted publication of prices of essential drugs by 2005;

vii. Availability of adequate drug storage conditions in 80% of the public and private health care sectors by 2008;

viii. Proper disposal of expired, deteriorated and sub-standard drugs in 60% of public and private care health facilities by 2008;

ix. Establishment of appropriate storage and quality control laboratories at designated ports of entry and export of drugs by 2005;

x. Establishment of three new, fully equipped and adequately staffed laboratories in strategic locations of the country for more effective quality assurance of drugs and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria by 2005;

xi. Establishment in every public health care delivery institution at the federal, state, and local government levels by the end of 2005, properly operated drug revolving fund schemes with distinct bank accounts, transparent drug procurement procedures and mechanisms to check diversion of the fund for other purposes;

xii. Total compliance with national guidelines on drug donations by 2008;

xiii. Increase in local production capacity to a level where 70% of total output satisfies at least 60% of national drug requirements of essential drugs while the balance is exported by 2008;

xiv. 80% awareness of the concept of rational use of drugs by prescribers, dispensers and consumers by 2006; and 60% adherence by prescribers and dispensers by 2008;

xv. Inclusion of the Rational Use of Drugs Concept and the National Drug Policy Issues in the curricula of all health professional schools and continuing education programmes by 2006;

xvi. 80% adherence to the rational use of narcotics and antimicrobials in the country by 2008;

xvii. Institutionalization of functional Drugs and Therapeutics Committees and drug information centres in 60% of secondary and tertiary health facilities by 2007;

xviii. Publication of a list of all medicines in the Nigerian market in three categories, namely prescriptions only, pharmacy only, and general sale by 2005;

xix. Awareness of appropriate self-medication practices by 40% of the population by 2008.

xx. Establishment, by 2006, of well-equipped national and zonal pharmacovigilance centres and achievement of 40% reporting of adverse drug reactions by 2008;

xxi. Total compliance of all drug promotion and information with national regulations by 2005;

xxii. Annual publication of registered drugs by 2004 and thereafter;

xxiii. Provision of funds to satisfy a minimum of 70% of research needs by 2006;

xxiv. Publication of a Nigerian Pharmacopoeia, incorporating a list of effective herbal medicines by 2005;

xxv. Enactment of a reviewed and harmonised drug legislation in Nigeria by 2006;

xxvi. Commencement of harmonisation of drug laws in the ECOWAS sub-region by 2006;

xxvii. Full integration of the drug management aspects of all Ministry of Health programmes by 2005; and

xxviii. 60% compliance with the use of EVDL, VDF, SVTG in veterinary practice by 2008.

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