Zonal Pharmacovigilance Centre | UBTH (South-South)

Pharmacovigilance Centre


The South-South Zonal Pharmacovigilance Centre is a regional pharmacovigilance center of the National Pharmacovigilance Centre Abuja covering the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. It is domiciled in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and coordinates pharmacovigilance activities in the zone. The UBTH was chosen due to its pivotal role in pharmacovigilance activities with the establishment of an Adverse Drug Reaction Registry (now Drugs Poison Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre) in 1989 and contributions towards the establishment of the National Pharmacovigilance Centre.


The South-South Zonal Pharmacovigilance Centre is responsible for contacting all the local pharmacovigilance committee and centres in the south-south geo-political zone of Nigeria for the purpose of distribution, collection, collation of ADR forms to the health facilities in the zone as well as dissemination of information from the National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) and other safety messages. We also monitor progress of pharmacovigilance activities at institutional and zonal levels.

The Zonal Centre also supports training and capacity building in pharmacovigilance in the South-South Zone and liaises with the pharmacovigilance zonal coordinator of the National Drug Safety Advisory Committee on all pharmacovigilance related issues.


We also receive reports of therapeutic infectiveness, acute and chronic poisoning, medication error, substandard and falsified medications, as well as vaccines.

Key Office Holder

Prof A.O Isah
Head of Pharmacovigilance Committee

Dr. A.  Opadeyi
Head of Unit

Pharm Tudjegbe I
Pharmacist in-Charge Drug Poison Information and Pharmacovigilance Centre


Additional Department Infomation

Working Hours

Monday To Friday (8am- 4pm) & On Request

Office Contact

EMAIL : zpcsouthsouth@gmail.com
PHONE : 09079662528

Key Contact

Dr. Abimbola Olowofela-Opadeyi
EMAIL : felabimbola@yahoo.com
PHONE : 08037075435

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