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The Potential of the m-Health Platform to Safeguard Public Health: The Nigerian Example
New Media and Mass Communication
Nigeria has a problem with fake drugs. This issue got to an intolerable height in 1989 when over 150 children died as a result of ingesting paracetamol syrup containing diethylene glycol. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was formed in 1993, as an agency under the Nigerian federal ministry of health, to check the tide of fake drugs and adulterated products. To achieve this mission, NAFDAC, in 2010, launched the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) -adoi:10.7176/nmmc/79-07 fatcat:rjsx7e2p5re4namoojrko3fx2y