Afghanistan Medicines Quality Assurance Assessment - A Qualitative Survey

  • Inua Yusuf
  • David Lee
  • Zakeria Fatehzada
  • Wahidullah Karwar
  • Mark Morris
  • Mohammad Zafar Omari
  • Aisha Noorzaee
  • Tom Layloff

The Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with technical assistance from the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program carried out a qualitative survey of medicines quality assurance assessment in Afghanistan. This survey was undertaken to assess the entire pharmaceutical sector, both public and private, to establish existing capacities for the medicines regulation and control framework. The findings of this qualitative survey, together with the findings of the separately carried out quantitative medicines testing survey, will lead to the development of policies and strategies for a sustainable medicines quality assurance system for Afghanistan.