How to Register a Pharmacy in Zimbabwe ?
As Company Registration 247 we will walk you through the steps of legalizing the operations of a pharmacy in Zimbabwe, these steps can be processed one after the other. After you register the company, you will find out that that’s not the end of everything, this business requires further affiliations.
1. Register a Private Limited Company
According to the companies and other business entities act, there are two types of companies that governs private company ownership in Zimbabwe namely PBC (Private Business Corporations) and PLC. (Private Limited Company). The suitable type of company for a operating a Pharmacy is a Private Limited Company.
2. Application of a Shop License
Look for a space you need to operate from and apply for a shop license for that that premise. If you are locating your Pharmacy in Harare, we will be able to assist in acquiring the License.
3. Register with the Health Professions Authority (HPA)
Download an application form at https://www.hpa.co.zw/downloads.php or visit HPA offices.
Fill and submit your form to HPA.
Once received at HPA the practitioner must pay the relevant registration fee.
The HPA will conduct the inspection within 2 weeks of receiving the application.
Urgent inspections may be conducted for an additional fee.
It is an offense for practitioners to start operating prior to HPA inspection and approval.
When satisfied, the health institution will be registered and issued with a registration certificate.
The HPA certificate is valid for the one calendar year.
Practitioners should ensure that the registration certificate is displayed in a prominent place within the institution (Section 106(i) of the Act). Failure to display the certificate will attract a penalty.
4. Register with Medicine Control Authority (MCAZ)
The next stage is to register your pharmacy with the MCAZ. MCAZ is responsible for protecting public and animal health. This body ensures that medicines, allied substances, and medical devices are safe, effective and of good quality through enforcement of adherence to standards by manufacturers and distributors.
MCAZ requires a Health Professions Authority license.
Complete the MC-8 form by the MCAZ.
Complete dossiers according to MCAZ guidelines.
If you satisfy MCAZ, they issue you the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe licence.
5. Register with Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe (PCZ)
The Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe requires particulars of the applicant.
Produce your professional qualification.
If the Pharmacists Council of Zimbabwe is satisfied, they issue a pharmacist practicing certificate and a license.