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Posted On: May 16, 2020
TMDA approves more hand sanitizers to help in the fight against COVID-19

TMDA would like to notify consumers that it has approved more hand sanitizers for use to help in the fight against COVID-19. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are in the group of antiseptics and have proven to be effective in denaturing viruses that can contaminate our hands. This is due to the fact that viruses are protein in nature and therefore the use of such products including soap can help in reducing their numbers on our hands and henceforth halt transmission.

Since when COVID-19 broke out in Tanzania, TMDA has observed a massive influx of applications for registration of hand sanitizers. We have been registering these products within three days to cope with the huge demand. To date a total of 81 different brands of hand sanitizers have been approved, You can see the list here List of Registered Medicines

Guidelines for Registration of Antiseptics and Disinfectants can be downloaded here(Click here). Guidelines for Preparation of Hand Sanitizers can also be downloaded here. More updates on COVID-19 can likewise be obtained here (Click here)