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Table 2 Regulatory legislature and health policy in EAC Member States and territories

From: Regulation of medical diagnostics and medical devices in the East African community partner states

  Legislation for medical devices National Health Policy National Health Laboratory Policy Guidelines National Regulatory Authority
Burundi Yes na na na Directorate of Pharmacies, Medicines and Laboratories
Kenya Yes Yes Yes Yes Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board/Pharmacy and Poisons Board
Rwanda Yes Yes na Yes Task force to set up FDA, but diagnostics not yet included
Tanzania Mainland Yes Yes P Yes Tanzania Food and Drug Authority/Private Health Lab Board
Tanzania Zanzibar Yes Yes na Yes Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board
Uganda    Yes Yes National Drug Authority/Allied Health Professionals Council of Uganda
  1. na: Not available; P: Aspects of laboratory policy incorporated in the National Health Policy.