Situational Analysis of the Medicine Evaluation and Registration System of Afghanistan

  • Wahidullah Karwar
  • Mohammad Zafar Omari
  • Ahmad Farid Sarwary
  • Mohammad Basir
  • Mark Morris
  • Luther Gwaza
  • Shiou-Chu Judy Wang
  • David Lee

The pharmaceutical regulatory situation in Afghanistan is generally considered to be weak with most of the activities in the private sector and, to a l arge extent, in the public sector largely uncontrolled. Establishing a fully functional medicines evaluations and registration system has been identified as one of the priority areas in ensuring the control of medicines in Afghanistan with respect to safety, efficacy, and quality based on internal norms and standards. The aim of this assessment was to determine the current evaluation and registration or licensing process for medicines, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and develop an action plan for improvement.