Welcome to the Amayeza Information Centre

Amayeza Information Centre is an independent, medicine information centre that was founded in 2001.

The team at Amayeza are all qualified pharmacists who are available to provide reliable, accurate, objective, and up-to-date information on medicine to health care professionals across South Africa.

Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and our National Drug program have recognised the important role that medicine information, and more specifically, an independent medicine information centre, plays in enabling pharmacists and other health professionals to act professionally for the benefit of the patient.

As one of only two currently operational medicine information centres in South Africa, Amayeza is well-positioned to address this need, both locally and internationally because of:

Amayeza has up-to-date access to international medicine information resources such as Micromedex, Martindale, United States Pharmacopeia Drug Information (USPDI), UpToDate, Natural Medicine and Cochrane databases. In addition to these comprehensive databases, standard medicine information reference texts such as American Hospital Formulary Services (AHFS) and WHO International Travel are purchased annually to ensure that the information provided is always current. Amayeza is staffed by pharmacists specifically trained according to international requirements for a medicine information service to provide a world-class service to its clients. Through its standard operating procedures, all work undertaken in the centre is peer reviewed. The medicine information pharmacists at Amayeza have extensive experience in medicine information and pharmacovigilance. Amayeza has its own Amayeza InfoSoftware department, designed to support the activities of the centre. Every query is logged onto a database capturing the name of the caller, query, answer, references used and pharmacist responsible, among other information. If required, a written response can be provided, together with the relevant supporting references.


Visit our staff page to learn more about the team at Amayeza.

Amayeza Information Centre is situated in Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg.

The Amayeza information Services is available as a subscription-based service. For more information, click here.

Our operating hours are between 9am and 5pm from Mondays to Fridays. An answering service is provided after hours to ensure that all calls are returned.



Last updated: 19 January 2016

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