Exceeding 1000 employees including professional pharmacists, physicians, chemists, veterinarians, biologists, microbiologists, and toxicologists.
Staff & Structure
he total number of staff working at NODCAR is one thousand four hundred and forty one employees. Out of this number, nine hundred and eighty five are university graduates from different faculties. They are pharmacists, physicians, chemists, veterinarians, biologists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, and toxicologists. Together they cover the analytical and research domains in all specializations relevant to NODCAR’s functions. Two hundred and eighty three have either completed their postgraduate certification for M.Sc. (61) or PhD (142) or on their way to obtain their degrees (80). They follow the professional hierarchy of the universities. Among the PhD staff members, there are (9) professors, (32) assistant professors and (61) tutors. The other seven hundred and two are also specialized analysts with high level of expertise in all aspects of quality control of drugs and many of them did post graduate studies and obtained diplomas in different specialties.
The other staff members (some of them are university graduated) include librarians, administrative and financial employees. Laboratory technicians as well as the staff working in other support services.
The chairman of NODCAR is also the chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization .He reports directly to the Minister of Health.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- All the operations of NODCAR. His work is closely linked with the ministry of Health, Officials of other Agencies under the MOHP, Advisory committees, Health professionals and the Industry.
- Implementation of the Board of Directors, resolutions after being endorsed by the minister of Health and Population.
- Administration of the organization technically, financially and administratively, development of its working system and follow-up of these operations.
- Setting main lines of the control systems, studies programs, strategic planning and identifying priorities for the yearly technical and budgetary schemes.
The board is structured as follows:
- Four of NODCAR executives designated according to regulations.
- Four external members who are experts in the field of drug control and research. They are nominated by the Minister of Health in view of their own expertise and personal capacity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The board is concerned with NODCAR policy issues within the framework of the laws and regulations prevailing: It passes the resolutions needed to achieve the objectives for which the organization was set up.
- Ratification of the main lines of control and studies programs designed to achieve its objectives.
- Monitoring and appraising the achievements of the various departments and divisions of the organization.
- Acceptance of donations, endowments and legacies subject to the approval of the Minister of Health and Population.
- Approval of announcements about positions and appointments to these positions in conformity with the ad hoc regulations.
Drug control and Research is executed through:
- Basic medical science
- Medicinal plants
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Sample distribution units which is responsible for the receipt of products submitted to NODCAR from different sources and distribute it to labs.
- Registration Unit which is responsible for all products under registration.
- Imports Unit which receives samples of the imported products and distributes them to the relevant analytical units.
- Inspection Unit which receives samples from manufacturers (first 3 batches), inspectorate Department at the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs (MOHP), Health Units in different zones, Legal Claims, Medicines Supplies Stores and In-process control.
QC Labs on Essential and Non-Essential Drugs
Among its structure, NODCAR established centers entitled with special functions complimentary to NODCAR ‘s activities with identified duties and targets. Those specific centers include:
- The Pharmaco Information center which is a specialized scientific information source designed to serve the needs of the Egyptian health care community through providing both information and training concerning all aspects of pharmaceutical science.
- The Bioavailability / Bioequivalence Center which is a specialized center for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of drugs with emphasis on the bioequivalence studies through In-vivo and In-Vitro tests.
- The Applied Research Center of Medicinal plants (ARCMP) which is established to achieve advancement in the availability and use of medicinal plants and natural products which has become a global trend in the recent years.
- The Training center has been established to elevate the performance level of NODCAR staff through creating annual training plan.
- Planning and Follow-up Sector which Coordinates NODCAR’s action planning process by focusing on strategic issues and programs priorities.
- Administration, Finance, and Budget Sector which has a main role of managing NODCAR’s budget, financial auditing, procurement and stores facilities.
- Documentation and libraries which include recent publications of books, references, national and international journals and periodicals in all scientific fields relevant to NODCAR’s work.
- The Legislative Affairs Division which is responsible for activities involving legislative matters whether inside or outside NODCAR and advises the chairman on legislative needs and actions through application of the law.
- Public Affairs Division which develops and implements communications policies and is the focal point for disseminating news about the organization. It also acts as liaison between NODCAR and National and International agencies, Ministry of Health, Universities and the media.
- The Security Division which undertakes the responsibility of applying all the required security and safety measures including the building and personnel.