Medicine and Cosmetics

Department of Medicine and Cosmetics (DMC)

Our Vision

To evolve as a proactive and client friendly department in ensuring that medicines, cosmetics and medical devices are safe and effective and public health is protected

Our Mission

To Save and improve lives through regulation of manufacture, importation and use of medicines, cosmetics and medical devices in Zanzibar

Functions of DMC

  • To regulate the registration, importation and exportation of medicines, cosmetics and medical devices
  • Conduction of post marketing surveillance and pharmacovigilance activities
  • Registration of premises and provision of business permit to those who are involved in the business of medicinal products, cosmetics and medical devices
  • Regulation of the Pharmacy profession including registration of pharmacists and pharmaceutical technicians
  • To scientifically evaluate requests and monitor clinical trials

Divisions in DMC

  • Medicine inspection and enforcement Division
  • Medicine evaluation and registration Division
  • Medical devices Division
  • Pharmacovigilance, Clinical trial and Post Marketing Surveillance Division
  • Cosmetics Division.

About the Department

The Department of Medicine and Cosmetics is responsible for ascertaining that all medicines (Human, herbal and veterinary), cosmetics and medical devices are of that acceptable quality, safety and efficacy before being allowed to circulate in the Zanzibar market. It is the responsibility of the Department to conduct inspection and post marketing surveillance of medicines, cosmetics and medical devices circulating in the market. The department also controls clinical trials, evaluate and monitor adverse drug reactions, regulate pharmacy profession and promote effective communication of drug information to the public.

 OUR MOTTO

“Quality Medicines Save and Improve lives”

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