PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Saturday, 14 December 2019

 

Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe is responsible for protecting public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines and allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement of adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors

Medicines Control Authority of  Zimbabwe (MCAZ)  is a statutory body established by an act of Parliament, The Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act (MASCA) [Chapter 15.03]. MCAZ is a successor of the Drugs Control Council (DCC) and the Zimbabwe Regional Drug Control Laboratory (ZRDCL). DCC was established by an Act of Parliament in 1969: Drugs and Allied Substances Control Act [Chapter 15.03] following which ZRDCL became operational in 1989.

The mandate of MCAZ is to protect public health ensuring that medicines and medical devices on the market are safe, effective and of good quality.

Mission Statement

To protect public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines, allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality.

Credo

Protecting your right to quality medicines and medical devices.

Vision

To be an effective medicines regulator in Zimbabwe and a leading regulatory authority in   the world.


Values

Customer focus
Integrity
Continuous improvement
Accountability.

 

Click here to download Quality Policy Statement

 

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