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Zimbabwe is a song which, once heard, is never forgotten; a mood to suit the needs of any soul, any time; a spell that binds all those who know her. Her voice brings forth many melodies. Welcome to Zimbabwe, a World of Wonders.



On behalf of the Organising Committee, we invite you to the Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) Conference 2019.
The conference provides an opportunity for heads of medical regulatory bodies to gather and exchange knowledge as well as expertise on various medical challenges within the African continent.

Held annually, the AMCOA Conference attracts approximately between 150 to 250 global health leaders from over 20 different countries including:

  • Representatives of organisations that are members or associates of AMCOA
  • Board members and staff of medical regulatory authorities
  • Medical educators and accreditors of medical education
  • Board members and staff of other health practitioner regulatory authorities
  • Agencies that deal with complaints about health practitioners
  • Government agencies who are involved in medical workforce and regulation

The 2019 AMCOA Conference is hosted by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ), a statutory body established in terms of Section 29 of the Health Professions Act (Chapter 27:19) whose responsibility is to regulate the medical and dental professions in Zimbabwe.

The functions of the Council inter-alia are to REGISTER, EDUCATE AND DISCIPLINE the medical and dental professions.


The conference will focus on THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH REGULATOR IN THE DELIVERY OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE. Below are some of the topics encompassing the theme of the conference.

Quality assurance as a prerequisity for universal health coverage

  • Education and training of the required human resources for health
  • Requisite requirements for education and training
  • Practice

Patient safety and compensation for harm

  • Practice platforms
  • Apportionment of liabilities

Financial resource strategies for the delivery of universal health coverage

  • Quality of service provided
  • Implication of financial models / mechanism on quality of care and professionalism of practitioners

Human resources planning as a recipe for universal health coverage

  • Review the roles and responsibilities of each sphere of government in relation to health services
  • Unified policy on foreign trained medical practitioners to address shortages of skills
  • Mechanisms to address corruption relation to the abuse of HR systems

The Conference is aimed at providing a platform where African and International medical regulators, policy makers and academics share ideas, experiences and learn from each other with a view to enhance the health of the population of Africa.


A diverse programme involving both African and local speakers will underpin AMCOA’s purpose – to support medical regulatory authorities in Africa in the protection of the public interest by promoting high standards of medical practice, education, registration and regulation, and facilitating the ongoing exchange of information among medical regulatory authorities.

The Conference will also provide networking opportunities through a unique social programme and experience majestic feel of the Victoria Falls.


All attendees are requested to verify the visa requirements for Zimbabwe at the following link please – https://www.evisa.gov.zw/#/VisaRegime

All visitors require valid passports. With the introduction of the visa regime all countries around the globe were grouped into three categories i.e.

CATEGORY A – Countries, whose nationals do not require visas at all,
CATEGORY B – Countries whose nationals are granted visas at the port of entry on payment of the requisite visa fees,
CATEGORY C – Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain visas prior to travelling.

These regulations are subject to change, please check with the relevant authorities. All journalists visiting Zimbabwe need to be accredited by the Ministry of Information and Publicity. Please contact the Zimbabwe Embassy or Consulate in or near your country.

You can now apply for your visas online through the following link www.evisa.gov.zw