Ghana Food and Drugs Authority

Ghana Food and Drugs Authority

Last update: 21 December 2017

At a glance

Language: 
English
Evaluation date: 
December 2017
Audience: 
General public
Health-care professionals
Country: 
Ghana

Description of the website

The website of the Ghana FDA is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

The FDA, Ghana website provides information regarding the regulation of food, allopathic medicines, cosmetics and household chemicals, tobacco and substance of abuse, herbal, medical devices, biological products and clinical trials protocol in Ghana.

The website also has a page which is mainly dedicated to vaccine safety information. The page has information on specific vaccines used in Ghana and the diseases they protect against.

The vaccine session page of the website has various formats including general information, fact sheets, news, tools and resources and links to other websites such as WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for other useful vaccine information.

Website’s sponsorship policy

The FDA, Ghana website has been developed and solely funded by FDA, Ghana. It aims to equip the public with up-to-date information about immunisation in Ghana, including the vaccines available and diseases protected against.

Website’s content or editorial policy

The FDA Ghana website is dedicated to providing updated information relating to the regulation of food, allopathic medicines, cosmetics and household chemicals, tobacco and substance of abuse, herbal, medical devices, biological products and clinical trials protocol in Ghana. It also aims at providing the general public with updated vaccine safety information.

The website is updated regularly. Information that has been approved by the Chief Executive Officer is uploaded on the website; these are received from various departments within the Food and Drugs Authority.