The United Republic of Tanzania

Ministry of Health

Pharmacy Council


Registrar's Statement


It gives me a great pleasure on behalf of the Pharmacy Council to welcome you to our website. The Pharmacy Council is a statutory body established in 2003 to regulate pharmacy practice in Tanzania. The Council existence geared towards protecting the public and give them assurance of receiving safe and effective care when using pharmacy services.

There has been an exciting and challenging times at Pharmacy Council and I hope our website creates an opportunity for our valued visitors to learn more about our operations and services. This website is part of the external manifestation of our commitment to transparency and open communication to all our stakeholders as well as to the wider public interested in our activities and services.

The Council apart from other roles, set standards for pharmacy professionals and pharmacies for registration and monitor compliances to the standards through inspection in order for them to continue to be in the registers.

The Council promotes professionalism and ensures that professionals adhere to code of ethics and professional conducts. We are involved with pharmacists, pharmaceutical technicians and assistants and other cadre who are involved in dispensing medicines from their education and training through obtaining their approvals, registration and licenses to practice. In addition, we regulate the personnel involved in the promotion and advertisement of medicines and medical devices by providing license for such practice.

We also set education and training standards for pharmacy and approve institutions that provide pharmacy training before are registered by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Accreditation Council for Technical Education (NACTVET). We are mandated to assure the quality of internship and set pre-registration and professional examinations that individuals will have to pass before being registered as a pharmacist, enrolled as pharmaceutical technician, enlisted as pharmaceutical assistant or allowed to practice in the country.

Our website has resources that will be important to you. These include, regulations, guidelines, our standards of conduct, professional code of conduct, details of applications and inspections system that support them and frequent asked questions. We have a Newsletter issued in each quarter which gives you highlights on what is going on and about within the Council and the entire pharmacy sub-sector. I look forward to detailing all these and other developments at the appropriate time, and our website will remain the ideal source of updated information.

Thank you for taking time to visit our website and I wholeheartedly welcome any constructive feedback you may have.

Boniface Magige