EFDA is being strengthened to provide increased regulatory oversight for the registration, importation, and quality of medicines, supplies, and equipment into the Ethiopian Market. EFDA has a mandate to regulate practices, facilities, professionals, and products in the health sector. The GOE is implementing a plan to transform EFDA to make its operations more efficient with the aim of ensuring 100% availability of vital and essential drugs at all levels of the healthcare delivery system without stock shortages. Currently, EFDA is implementing a “zero backlogs” strategy for medicine registration and licensing activities.
The GOE is keen to acquire service, equipment, supplies, information management systems, and knowledge and skill transfers to improve the quality of the healthcare system. This is an opportunity for companies that are providing equipment and supplies, conferences meetings, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and other services.