Background

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.

MCAZ Core business

Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) 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.

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

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