Office of the Director General

The Director General is the overall accounting officer and takes executive responsibility for strategy, operational management and service delivery of the Authority. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization. The office of the Director General is comprised of the Legal counsel, Internal audit and Procurement Units which provide supportive services in areas not linked to any of the specialized Directorates.

Below the Director General are the four specialized Directorates namely Directorate of Medicines and Cosmetics, Directorate of Food Safety, Directorate of Laboratory Services and Directorate of Business Support. Moreover, there are five Zone offices under Director Generals’ office located in Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma regions.

Directorate of Medicines and Cosmetics

This Directorate is responsible for ensuring that all medicines, cosmetics and medical devices are correctly evaluated for quality, safety and effectiveness before being approved for use. The Directorate is also responsible for inspection and enforcement of medicines, cosmetics and medical devices. Moreover, it is responsible for control of clinical trials and adverse drug reactions monitoring and evaluation.

Directorate of Food Safety

This Directorate is responsible for ensuring safety and quality of food to be manufactured, imported, distributed or sold for human consumption.The Directorates performs food inspection services, pre-market evaluation and registration of food products and food establishments, food risk analysis, food import and export certification and food promotion control.

Directorate of Laboratory Services

This Directorate is established to conduct laboratory analysis of food, medicines and cosmetics and testing of medical devices for enhancing decision-making within the Authority.

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Public Education

The Authority provides unbiased information and education to the public about food, medicines, cosmetics and medical devices.

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Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)

Have you suffered an adverse drug reaction? If so consult your healthcare provider.

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Tanzania Clinical Trial Registry

Now you can register your Clinical Trial ( i.e. Protocol Registration ) online through the Tanzania Clinical Trial Registry (TzCTR).

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