Swiss Pharma Nigeria meets WHO stan­dard

Daily Trust - - HEALTH - By Judd Leonard Okafor

The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) has de­clared Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited (swipha) as com­pli­ant with the stan­dards of Good Man­u­fac­tur­ing Prac­tice (GMP).

Chair­man/Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Swiss Pharma Nigeria limited, Mr. Collin Cum­mings said the rec­om­men­da­tion was based on the ar­eas in­spected by WHO PQT In­spec­tors, the staff in­ter­viewed and the documents re­viewed and con­sid­er­ing the find­ings of the in­spec­tion, in­clud­ing the ob­ser­va­tions listed in the In­spec­tion Re­port as well as the cor­rec­tive ac­tion taken and planned.

Prin­ci­pal find­ings, ac­cord­ing to him, are sum­ma­rized in the WHO Pub­lic In­spec­tion Re­port (WHOPIR) of the Fin­ished Prod­uct Man­u­fac­ture – Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited (15-17 April 2013), La­gos – Nigeria.

He said Swipha, by this dec­la­ra­tion, is the first phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­turer in Sub-Sa­ha­ran West Africa, which has demon­strated an ac­cept­able level of com­pli­ance with WHO GMP, among those eval­u­ated by WHO PQT In­spec­tors, thereby po­si­tion­ing the com­pany to be­come a Nige­rian Multi-na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Man­u­fac­turer with top qual­ity prod­ucts for sup­ply to the pri­vate sec­tor, NGO and Govern­ment clients glob­ally.

“To this end the DG – NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii and his team paid a cour­tesy visit to Swipha’s Man­age­ment to con­grat­u­late the com­pany for this feat and urged swipha to strive as much as pos­si­ble to main­tain the stan­dards al­ready at­tained.

“In­deed this achieve­ment by Swipha would not have been ac­tu­al­ized with­out the spe­cific co-oper­a­tion be­tween WHO PQT and NAFDAC which started in 2011 driven by the DG of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii and co-or­di­nated by the Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Man­u­fac­tur­ing Group of the Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria (PMG-MAN)”, he said.

He asked for sup­port from all stake­hold­ers as they forge ahead with the pre­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of one of her prod­ucts.

The man­age­ment and staff of Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited, pledges her con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to (qual­ity or in­ter­na­tional stan­dards) and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Na­tional Agency for Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Con­trol (NAFDAC) in pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship to­wards safe­guard­ing the health of the na­tion.

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