PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Friday, 15 November 2019

Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe

  • Download e-ADR Mobile and Desktop Apps

    The Authority wishes to notify stakeholders of the addition of several new methods of submitting Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reports, Serious Read More
  • Protecting Your Rights

    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 Read More
  • MCAZ Chemistry

    The Chemistry Laboratory is capable of performing comprehensive analytical work on a wide range of medicinal substance, oral and injectable contraceptives using pharmacopoeial and validated in-house methods. Read More
  • Registration of Medicines

    The Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act (MASCA)[15:03] and the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Regulations (MASCR) SI 150 of 1991 requires that all medicines be registered, after scientific scrutiny of quality, safety and efficacy data, before they are allowed to be used on the Zimbabwean public and/or animals. Read More
  • MCAZ Medical Devices

    Medical devices unit carries out quality control testing of condoms and gloves in line with international standards. Physical tests are carried out on the medical devices as well as checks for poor workmanship. Read More
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The MCAZ Chemistry and Medical Devices laboratories are now accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard through the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS).


The Chemistry laboratory is accredited for Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of pharmaceutical formulations by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and UV-Vis Spectrophotometry. The Medical Devices laboratory is accredited for Dimensions Testing, Freedom from Holes Test, Package Seal Integrity Test and Airburst testing of male Condoms. . This is a five year accreditation cycle starting from August 2015 to August 2020.

The two laboratories were previously accredited through South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). SADCAS a subsidiarity organization of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a non-profit, multi-economy accreditation body whose mission is to provide credible, cost-effective accreditation services. In line with the SADC push to have a regional accreditation system which supports regional and international trade, MCAZ as a participant in regional cooperation issues enlisted for accreditation through the new body.


SADCAS, has signatory status in both International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) thus MCAZ accreditation is recognised both regionally and internationally. As the National Regulatory Authority, this opens up our laboratories for business at international level entrenching our vision of being an effective medicines regulator in Zimbabwe and a leading regulatory authority in the world through our accredited quality testing facilities.

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MCAZ News

Code of Ethics

22 August 2019
Code of Ethics

  In pursuit of promoting high ethical standards, the Authority has formulated a Code of Ethics for its employees and members of the Authority .The Authority believes that high ethical...

SADC Guideline on Product Information and Labeling

10 July 2019
SADC Guideline on Product Information and Labeling

  Southern African Development Community (SADC), as a region has harmonized medicines registration guidelines in the common technical document (CTD) format that were approved in January 2015. Nevertheless, the harmonization...

Draft Guidelines For Comments Only: Guideline for Submitting Application for Variations to Registered Medicines

17 May 2019
Draft Guidelines For Comments Only: Guideline for Submitting Application for Variations to Registered Medicines

In line with the WHO guidelines on variations and other SRA guidelines, the EVR Division is updating the MCAZ Guidelines for submitting applications for Variations to Registered Medicines. The update...

Careers @ MCAZ

30 October 2018

There are currently no vacancies...  

Fellowship in regulatory science for African Medicine Reviewers/Assessors

26 October 2018
Fellowship in regulatory science for African Medicine Reviewers/Assessors

  Background   The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) Regional Centre of Regulatory Excellence (ReCORE) in partnership with the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is offering...

Quality Policy Statement

06 July 2018
Quality Policy Statement

The Quality Policy of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is to ensure the provision of accurate and timeous services, continuously meet requirements of our customers and guarantee patient...

MCAZ Newsletter

10 May 2018
MCAZ Newsletter

In this issue: MCAZ turns 20 years Basics of reporting Side Effects of medicines Electronic Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting   For more information Please click here to download the Newsletter...

Medicines Information Bulletin

02 February 2018
Medicines Information Bulletin

Increased Reporting from the Targeted Spontaneous Reporting (TSR) Programme Click here to download Drug Information Bulletin    

Press Statement on extension of submission of Complementary medicines applications

18 May 2017
Press Statement on extension of submission of Complementary medicines applications

Download Complementary  medicines applications extension - press statement

Zimbabwe National Pharmacovigilance Policy Handbook

12 April 2017
Zimbabwe National Pharmacovigilance Policy Handbook

The aims of the PV policy handbook are to firstly provide a framework for a national pharmacovigilance system in Zimbabwe. Secondly, to define the pharmacovigilance activities undertaken by the Pharmacovigilance...

Scholarship Programme Publicity

14 July 2016
 Scholarship Programme Publicity

The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) as a responsible corporate citizen runs a Scholarship Fund as part of its corporate social responsibility programmes.   Click here to download the...

Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines

24 June 2016
Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines

  The approved Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines are now available.  Download the Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines  

MCAZ Eco-Cash Biller Account

06 January 2016
MCAZ Eco-Cash Biller Account

Dear Customer We are pleased to announce that you can now make all your payments to MCAZ using the Eco Cash Biller Account.

ZAZIBONA Collaborative Medicines Registration Process

06 January 2016
ZAZIBONA Collaborative Medicines Registration Process

  The ZAZIBONA process is a collaboration between national medicines regulatory authorities (NMRAs) in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These are four neighbouring countries in Southern Africa which have a...

SADCAS Accreditation for Chemistry and Medical Devices Laboratories.

06 January 2016
SADCAS Accreditation for Chemistry and Medical Devices Laboratories.

The MCAZ Chemistry and Medical Devices laboratories are now accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard through the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS). The Chemistry laboratory is accredited for...

TAX COMPLIANCE

25 February 2016
TAX COMPLIANCE

  Click here for more information on implementation of VAT Click here for Tax Clearance Certificate (ITF263)