The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed Ghana’s Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has attained the level three regulatory status.
The Level three status is the second-highest in the four-tiered WHO classifications.
This makes the FDA in Ghana one of only two countries in Africa and 52nd in the world to attain the level three status.
A notice by the FDA indicates that Country-Director of WHO, Dr. Neema Kimambo presented the confirmation letter to the FDA through the Health Ministry in Accra.
The development comes days after the world health body recognised Ghana as one of the few countries in the world with an effective COVID-19 pandemic management response.
Ghana was shortlisted among 6 countries worldwide that have a very inspiring plan in the management of the global pandemic.
According to WHO, Ghana was identified among countries with the most innovative and effective plan because of government’s response to the virus. WHO indicated that Ghana deserves commendation for measures such as strict compliance with social distancing protocols and strict hygiene principles in fighting the virus.