Recognized as the world class benchmark!

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7 Ross Avenue, Belgravia

Harare, Zimbabwe

08:00 am – 16:30 pm

Monday - Friday

Who Are We?

The Health Professions Authority (HPA) of Zimbabwe is a health professions regulatory body which was established following the repealing of the Medical, Dental and Allied Professions Act (Chapter 27:08) and the disbandment of the Health Professions Council (HPC) on 30 June 2001. The Health Professions Authority plays three major important roles of acting as the umbrella body for the seven health profession councils, acting as an appealing body for any dispute between health practitioners and their councils, and protection of public interest.

Our Mission

We seek to uphold and promote high standards for the health care delivery system in Zimbabwe through the coordination and regulation of activities of all health professionals, health professions councils and health care institutions in an ethical, efficient and professional manner.

Our Vision

To be the Health Regulatory Authority recognized as the world-class benchmark.

Our Services

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Updating Contact Details

The Health Professions Authority through its Public Relations department regularly sends out reminders and notices through newspaper advertisements and email notices.

In a bid to ensure that communication to you our valued practitioners is effective and received on time, we urge you to make sure that you supply us with a working email address that you also regularly check so that you do not miss any update from us. We will also be making use of Short Message Service (SMS) to alert you of any activities taking place in the Authority.

Please get in touch with our Public Relations Officer, Mrs Linda Nkala on 0772 859 487 or email  for the updating of your contact details. Your continued support in this regard is greatly appreciated. 

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2018 Renewal of Operating Licences

The deadline for renewal of year 2018 health institutions licences was 31st December 2017. From 1st March 2018 health institutions found operating without renewing their registration certificates will be charged a non-compliance fee, apart from facing the possibility of closure.

Kindly note that you can now either swipe at the HPA Office or pay via Ecocash- Biller Code: 90741, or alternatively pay through mobile banking platforms or through bank transfer and submit proof of payment.  Please ensure that you correctly write the name of your Institution as registered with HPA on the proof of payment and not the name of person making the deposit. This will enable us to quickly identify your institution payment on the bank statement and credit your account as paid in our books and update your file appropriately.

For purposes of updating the institution file, we require you to fill in the 2018 renewal form and return together with proof of bank deposit payment and the copy of the practitioner in charge’s 2018 practising certificate. Renewal forms can be downloaded on our website  We also accept scanned documents through electronic mail.  If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Clotilda Chimbwanda, Deputy Secretary General on 0783137242, email:   

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Collection of HPA Certificates

All those that have received communication to collect their 2018 certificates please make arrangements to do so. Please remember that certificates are to be displayed within your health facility and in a conspicuous place. It is an offence to fail to display certificates as stated in the Health Professions Act (Chapter 27:19).

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Closed and Moving Institutions

Practitioners that would have closed their facilities are urged to inform HPA so that their file and account is updated accordingly.

Those that intend to change location are required to notify the Inspectorate department and complete Material Change forms so that the new premises are inspected and that their certificate reflects the new address.

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