Zimbabwe - Country Commercial Guide
Medical Laboratory Supplies and Equipment
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Zimbabwe’s medical laboratory supplies and equipment sector includes U.S. and other companies.  Currently, there is no regulator or government oversight for the sector, although existing companies would welcome such a body.  The pharmaceutical regulator, the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, is currently not equipped to deal with regulation of medical equipment.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Leading sub-sectors include medical equipment that can support the government’s efforts to address COVID-19, malaria, pregnancies, HIV, and full-blood lab workup requirements.


Opportunities for U.S. companies to provide equipment exist in this sector, but they need to have local representatives that are patient and well-funded.  Zimbabwe has a history of staying loyal to existing brands already on the market. New companies will take longer to get a foothold in the market.


Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

31 Josiah Chinamano Ave, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: +263 4 251 490