Cape Verdean Health Regulatory Authority takes over – The Economic Journal

Cape Verdean Health and Social Security Minister Arlindo do Rosário presides this Monday at the inauguration ceremony of the members of the Board of Directors of the Independent Health Regulatory Entity (ERIS).

The minister advanced this information to journalists on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new faculty of the Order of Pharmacists of Cape Verde (OFCV) and its team at the end of last week.

According to the official, in addition to addressing the issue of regulation, which was previously the responsibility of the Pharmaceutical and Food Products Regulatory Agency (ARFA), ERIS is also "complementary to medical care."

They comprise ERIS, the chairman of the board of directors Eduardo Tavares, with a degree in Pharmacy and a Master's degree in Health Economics and Pharmacology, who will be assisted by the administrators Íris de Vasconcelos Matos, a graduate in Biological Sciences of Health and a Master in Public Health, and Patrícia Miranda Alfama, graduated in Marine Biology and postgraduate in Quality Management of Fishery Products.

ERIS is an independent, institutional-based administrative authority that enjoys administrative, financial and asset autonomy. Its mission is to contribute to the protection of public health and the interests of the citizen, ensuring a high level of sanitary security in the sectors subject to regulation. Therefore, ERIS has regulatory functions, including regulatory, supervisory and sanctioning of infringements.

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