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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 was created in terms of the provisions of Section 4 of the new Health Professions Act (Chapter 27:19) which came into effect on 2nd April 2001.  The Health Professions Authority commenced operations on 1st July 2001.
The first Authority comprised of members appointed by the Minister of Health and Child Welfare and ran from 15 February 2002 to 5 April 2006 with the President being Dr Gordon.L Bango. The second Authority was then elected by members from their Councils. This sat from 5 April 2006 to 17 November 2010 with Dr Phineas. S Makurira as the President. The third Authority which is the current one also comprises of elected members from Councils from 17 November 2010 to date and the President is Professor Innocent. T Gangaidzo.

The major responsibilities of the Health Professions Authority are the registration and control of health institutions and the regulation of services provided therein or therefrom; and the conducting of inspections in all health institutions throughout Zimbabwe.  The Authority is also the new coordinative and umbrella body for the seven health professional Councils which regulate health practitioners who practise their professions / callings in Zimbabwe.

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