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.
To protect public and animal health by ensuring that accessible medicines, allied substances and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality.
Protecting your right to quality medicines and medical devices.
To be an effective medicines regulator in Zimbabwe and a leading regulatory authority in the world.
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...
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...
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...
The MCAZ offers training services for new and seasoned regulators from national medicines regulatory authorities (NMRAs), regulatory affairs personnel from the pharmaceutical industry, and people from academia. The course is...
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...
The approved Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines are now available. Download the Guidelines for Advertising and Promotion of Medicines
The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe is responsible for the evaluation of safety, efficacy and quality and registration of complementary medicines destined for use in Zimbabwe. Please see the documents...