News & Updates

3 September 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is aligned with the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) call to not use Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. This stance is reflected in the SAHPRA statement, dated 28 January 2021, outlining SAHPRA’s views on Ivermectin and the Controlled Compassionate Use Programme.  SAHPRA...

20 August 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has a mandate to oversee the safety, efficacy and quality of all medicines registered in South Africa, including vaccines. The National Department of Health (NDoH) Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) is responsible for the COVID-19...

19 July 2021 As South Africa’s statutory health regulatory bodies, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC), South African Nursing Council (SANC) and South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) together with the National...

25 June 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is an independent, science-based entity that follows strict guidelines and processes when approving health products. SAHPRA concerns itself, like other regulators across the world, with safety, quality and efficacy of health products. These essential requirements...

21 June 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is an independent health products regulatory authority, governed by national legislation, whose mandate is to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of health products available in South Africa. These essential requirements have been similarly applied...