Medicine Technical Committee

HUMAN MEDICINES REGISTRATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

The Human Medicines Registration Technical Committee (HMRTC) has been established under Section 13 of the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Act Cap 219 in order to provide independent technical advice to TMDA’s Director General on matters related to quality, safety and efficacy of medicines applied for registration in Tanzania and which are under consideration for approval or rejection following evaluation/assessment conducted by TMDA technical staff/assessors.

Members of HMRTC provide professional advice to promote safety and protect public health by ensuring that medicine recommended for marketing authorization in Tanzania are of acceptable quality, safety and efficacy. In this respect, their recommendations are scientific and evidence based.

Members of the Human Medicines Registration Technical Committee (HMRTC) are expected to be prudent, transparent, independent and faithful and committed to their professional ethics while discussing all matters pertaining to registration of human medicinal products and all matters related to scheduling of medicines.

Composition of Committee

The HMRTC is composed of experts with knowledge and experience in at least the following fields:-

  1. Internal medicine
  2. Pharmaceutics/Industrial Pharmacy
  3. Clinical Pharmacology
  4. Biostatistics
  5. Microbiology/Virology
  6. Toxicology
  7. Drug analysis
  8. Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacy Practice
  9. Any other field as may be deemed necessary.

The HMRTC meets once quarterly and the current members are as listed in the table;

No. Name Title Institution/Organization
1. Prof. Eliangiringa Kaale Chair Person Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
2. Mr. Akida M. Khea Secretary Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority
3. Prof. Mainen Moshi Member Directorate of Traditional Medicines, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
4. Dr. Meshak Shimwela Member Temeke Regional Referal Hospital
5. Dr. Sulende Kubhoja Member Paediatrics Department, Muhimbili National Hospital
6. Dr. Deus Buma Member Pharmacy Department, Muhimbili National Hospital
7. Dr.Kaushik Ramaiya Member Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital
8. Mr. Bora Lichanda Member Zanzibar Food & Drugs Agency (ZFDA)
9. Dr. Nditonda B. Chukilizo Member Ex TMDA Official
10. Dr. Grace Shayo Member School of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
11. Dr. Mtebe Venance Majigo Member School of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
12. Dr. Mark Mseti Member Ocean Road Cancer Institute

The Committee serves for three (3) years and the tenure of the current Committee will come to an end on 31st December 2021.

VETERINARY MEDICINES REGISTRATION TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

The Veterinary Medicines Registration Technical Committee (VMRTC) has been established under Section 13 of the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Act Cap 219 in order to provide independent technical advice to TMDA’s Director General on matters related to quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines applied for registration in Tanzania and which are under consideration for approval or rejection following evaluation/assessment conducted by TMDA technical staff/assessors.

Members of VMRTC provide professional advice to promote safety and protect public health by ensuring that medicine recommended for marketing authorization in Tanzania are of acceptable quality, safety and efficacy. In this respect, their recommendations are scientific and evidence based.

Members of the Veterinary Medicines Registration Technical Committee (VMRTC) are expected to be prudent, transparent, independent and faithful and committed to their professional ethics while discussing all matters pertaining to registration of veterinary medicinal products and all matters related to scheduling of medicines.

The VMRTC is composed of experts with knowledge and experience in at least the following fields:-

  1. Public Health
  2. Clinical Veterinary Practices
  3. Microbiology/Virology
  4. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  5. Drug analysis
  6. Any other field as may be deemed necessary

The VMRTC meets once quarterly and the current members are as listed in the table;

No. Name Title Institution/Organization
1. Prof. L.D.B. Kinabo Chair Person Sokoine University of Agriculture
2. Mr. Akida M. Khea Secretary Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices
3. Dr. Erick Komba Member Sokoine University of Agriculture
4. Prof. Christopher. J. Kasanga Member Sokoine University of Agriculture
5. Dr. Severine P. Assenga Member Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
6. Dr. Vicky Manyanga Member Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
7. Dr. Emmanuel Swai Member Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

The Committee serves for three (3) years and the tenure of the current Committee will come to an end on 31st December 2021.