Dora Akunyili Stresses the Need for Pharmacovigilance, Wins Awards from BBC and Locally

More news from the front lines of drug anticounterfeiting.  In Onitsa, Nigeria, men sent by NAFDAC to close down dangerous operations were greeted with violence. For more, click here. Dr. Dora Akunyili, head of NAFDAC, recently stressed the need for public health programs in Nigeria to share drug safety data with the national pharmacovigilance authority, before making them public at international conferences.  For more, click here. The doctor won awards recently from BBC, where she was called to judge a competition for excellence in broadcasting, and, more recently, as "most dedicated public servant" in the Giant Strides award. Just discovered global pharmacovigilance updates from the WHO's Uppsala Monitoring Center that might be of interest. UN/WHO Upsala report on global pharmacovigilance activities