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PPB’s Swift Crackdown Thwarts Illegal Distribution Outlets, Safeguards Public Health in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – June 5, 2023 – In a resolute move to protect public health and maintain regulatory integrity, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) of Kenya, the country’s Drug Regulatory Authority, has launched a targeted crackdown on illegal distribution outlets operating within the Nyanza and Nairobi regions. Commencing on May 29th, the operation aims […]

Revolutionizing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for Affordable Healthcare

  Diani, Kenya May 25, 2023 – In a resounding declaration, Dr. Charles Githinji, Chairman of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, has passionately called for immediate action to strengthen local pharmaceutical manufacturing. With an unwavering focus on ensuring affordable healthcare for all Kenyans, Dr. Githinji underscored the pivotal role of domestic production in providing accessible […]

High-Level Meeting Between Kenya Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and WHO Delegation Strengthens Regulatory Standards

  Nairobi, Kenya – May 3, 2023 – In a significant step towards enhancing the regulatory landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, the Kenya Pharmaceutical Manufacturers engaged in a high-level meeting with a delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) today. Chaired by Dr. Charles Githinji, Chairman of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), the meeting […]

PPB hosts experts to improve access to quality medicines and combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Nairobi, Kenya, April 14, 2023 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) on Friday hosted a delegation of experts from the ABACUS II study to discuss progress in medicine quality and antimicrobial resistance research. The meeting was attended by experts from around the world, including Dr Celine Caillet from Oxford University, Ida Johnson from the […]

PPB organizes key stakeholder workshop to update pharmacy curriculum in Kenya

Machakos, Kenya, April 3, 2023 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) has organized a three-day Key Stakeholder Sensitization Workshop in Machakos, aimed at updating schools of pharmacy on the latest standards and guidelines for pre-service education and training of pharmacists. The workshop’s objective is to ensure that schools of pharmacy provide a skills-oriented and competency-based […]

PPB donates medicines to improve healthcare accessibility in Vihiga County

Vihiga, Kenya, March 28, 2023 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), Kenya’s drug regulatory authority, has made an impressive move towards improving healthcare accessibility in Vihiga County by donating drugs to two dispensaries. This donation aims to ensure the accessibility of quality and safe medicines for the public. PPB’s Head of Western Region, Beatrice […]

PB developing guidelines for pharmaceutical sales representatives in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – March 27, 2023 – As the pharmaceutical industry continues to grow in Kenya, it is crucial to establish guidelines that govern the qualifications, standards of practice and activities of sales pharmaceutical representatives. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) is in the process of developing clear guidelines to ensure that pharmaceutical sales representatives are […]