Annual Report for the National Medicines and Food Board Annual Activity Report


The National Medicine Board was established in 2003 and then it was promoted to the National Medicines & Food Board (NMFB) in 2009. According to the Medicine Law (2008), the Board is the highest decision making entity on issues related to pharmaceuticals. Upon its expansion in 2009, the Board’s mandate was extended to include foodstuff. According to the current Terms of Reference of the Board as approved by HE Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health in November 21, 2011, the Board’s mandate is to advise, coordinate, oversee and accelerate medicines and food-related activities, related to the regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, sanitation equipment and traditional pharmaceuticals (medicines) to ensure their safety, quality, efficacy and effectiveness, as well as to ensure the safety and quality of food products and prevent their unnecessary and unsafe manufacture, importation, distribution, sale and use.