On January 31st, Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) endorsed PharmaSecure to begin operations in Nigeria.
PharmaSecure, which has been in India since 2009, will now be able to implement its high volume and cost effective SMS text authentication services in Nigeria, Africa’s largest pharmaceutical market. PharmaSecure’s services will help industry dramatically scale up compliance with NAFDAC’s new regulations and extend life-saving authentication capabilities to millions of Nigerian consumers.
Additionally, PharmaSecure is the first and only such service based in India that enables Indian manufacturers to achieve their Director General of Foreign Trade track-and-trace mandate as well as comply fully with Nigeria’s new regulations pertaining to SMS text authentication requirements. In doing so, PharmaSecure remains at the forefront of protecting India’s reputation as a world-class producer of high quality, affordable medicines.
After a recent trip to Nigeria, PharmaSecure Co-Founder and CEO Nathan Sigworth said, “I have been deeply impressed by NAFDAC’s commitment to protect consumers from fake medicine, and my team is proud to bring our experience and technology to the effort. We look forward to offering Nigerian consumers the same protection we currently provide millions of Indian consumers.”