Welcome to Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority

The Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA) was established through the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 2013. The MRSA authorises BoMRA to perform functions given by the shareholder – The Government of Botswana.

The MRSA of 2013 replaced the repealed Drugs and Related Substances Act No. 18 of 1992 which was previously enforced by the Drugs Regulatory Unit (DRU) under the Ministry of Health and Wellness. BoMRA has taken over a combination of functions that were previously performed under the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security.

Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-1:00pm and 2:00 pm -5:00 pm, note that we are closed during Public Holidays.

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Our Strategic Foundations

MISSION

We regulate medicines, medical devices and cosmetics, to promote human and animal health.

VISION

The trusted Authority for excellence in medical products and cosmetics regulation.

VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Efficiency
  • Team Work

Our Value Proposition

INDUSTRY : We enable the Industry to go to market with products that meet set standards of safety, quality and efficacy. We protect the market from the effects of illegal international trade. (Imports/Exports)

PUBLIC: We promote well - being of the nation and encourage the use of safe and effective medical products and cosmetics.

We protect the public from harmful and substandard medical products and cosmetics. We educate the public by providing information that will help it make informed choices regarding human and animal health products.

PRACTITIONERS: We provide unbiased information to practitioners and a platform for medical safety reporting.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: We enrich other law enforcement sectors by providing relevant technical support, information and evidence.

INTERNAL: We provide an enabling environment for High Performance, growth and opportunity to make a positive impact on customers and stakeholders served.

Our Mandate

The team at BoMRA is assigned to:

  • Ensure that all medicines and related substances used in Botswana are in conformity with established criteria of quality, safety and efficacy
  • Uphold standards for the regulatory functions value chain and ensure adherence to best practice
  • Conduct tests and analysis of medicines and inspection of privately-owned laboratories to ensure good laboratory practice as the cornerstone of compliance
  • Ensure the safety of cosmetics and medical devices (that is, ascertaining that cosmetics and medical devices companies follow regulations to keep cosmetics and personal care products as safe as possible

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