Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (RFDA) has launched an Integrated Regulatory Management System (IRMS) that will fully digitalize its regulatory services, under USAID/MTaPS support.
MTaPS (Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services) is a USA funded program that helps low- and middle-income countries, including Rwanda, to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and pharmaceutical services.
The five-year program that began in 2018, at the time when RFDA was created, with a mandate to protect public health by regulating human and veterinary medicines, vaccines and other biological products, processed foods, poisons, medicated cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products, builds upon the work of its predecessor program, Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS).
Launched on Monday May 23, 2023, the IRMS, will help enterprises to seek and easily access services online. To access the services a user creates an account so that they can start applying online using the platform.
#HappeningNow! @RwandaFDA is officially demonstrating to its clients the Integrated Regulatory Management System #IRMS that will fully digitalize its regulatory services, under USAID/MTaPS support. pic.twitter.com/cBLBgNN9pq
— Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (@RwandaFDA) May 22, 2023
Below is a video on YouTube demonstrating how users can create their own accounts and be able to apply for any services.