The Liberia Medicines & Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) is the statutory arm of the Government of Liberia with responsibility to ensure that all medicines and health products circulating the borders of Liberia are safe and efficacious. 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 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 and animal 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.
Our mission is to enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and health products.
Our vision is to be effective and innovative in playing our role in protecting public health and promoting patient safety by ensuring the safety, efficacy and quality of medicines and health products on the Liberian market.
The LMHRA consists of the Office of the Managing Director and four (4) Technical Departments overseeing the functions of the Authority: Product Evaluation and Registration, Quality Control Laboratory, Inspectorate and Post Market Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trial.The Authority also consists of Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and General Administration Departments, all headed by Directors.