Public Awareness Against Street Peddling

To curb or alleviate the proliferation of street peddling of the sales, usage, and danger of Sub-standard & Falsified (SF) Medicines in the Liberian society, the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA), on February 1, 2022, commenced a 16-day Public Awareness to various high schools and universities across Montserrado County.

The LMHRA is the statutory arm of the Government of Liberia with the responsibility to ensure that all medicines and health products circulating the borders of Liberia are safe and effective. The LMHRA was established based on provisions of the National Drug Policy for the establishment of a Medicines Regulatory Authority to enact and update medicines regulations to regulate the Pharmaceutical Sector and the establishment of a national quality control laboratory under the Authority. The Authority was officially established on 29 September 2010.

Our role is to protect and enhance public health. We do this by assessing the safety, quality, and effectiveness of medicines and health products on behalf of the public to ensure the benefits they provide outweigh any potential risks. Our core regulatory functions and our aims and objectives are expressed in our mission, vision, and values.

As part of the LMHRA Communications Unit’s mandate to educate and sensitize the public on the sales, usage, and danger of Sub-standard & Falsified (SF) Medicines in the Liberian society, the Unit, hired the services of two top Liberian Comedians, to help propagate the danger street peddling, sales, and usage sub-standard & falsified (SF) medicines poses to the health outcome of the citizenry.

In view thereof, the Communications and Program Units are conducting awareness at various private & public high schools and universities across Montserrado County.