PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO MEDICINES AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Thursday, 13 August 2020

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

 

This website is funded by Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) which was created by an Act of Parliament called the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act[15:03] of 1969

Latest News

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Draft SADC Variations Guidelines

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Draft SADC Variations Guidelines are now available  Click the following links to download the guidelines and the comments sheet Draft SADC Variations Guidelines Draft SADC Variations Guidelines Comments Sheet

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

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Careers @ MCAZ

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JOB ADVERTISEMENT:  DIRECTOR-GENERAL, GRADE F2  The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, honest, self-motivated and experienced applicants for the following vacant position: Director-General X...