Our Profile

Health Professions Council of Zambia is a regulatory body established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 to regulate both the health sector and health professions in Zambia.


Our  Shared Vision

“To be a leading regulator of health care and training services for public protection.”


Our Shared Mission

“To safeguard the quality of health care services by regulating and monitoring the professional conduct of health practitioners, health facilities and training institutions.”


Our Shared Core Values


Integrity Innovation Service Delivery
Accountability Excellence Fairness



WE will do what we say we will do. We will up-hold professional and ethical business practices. Our interactions with stakeholders will be done transparently for mutual benefits. We will ensure honesty, integrity and respect to all.



WE are creative, bold and believe in continuous learning. We believe these will sustain total quality consciousness in the organization.


Service Delivery
WE believe in delivering excellent services and value to our stakeholders. We take time to understand stakeholders’ needs and always strive to surpass their expectations.


WE uphold high quality standards and ethics in our dealings to enhance professional competence by providing the highest level of service.


WE strive to deliver the highest quality and value possible through reasonable, easy and relevant approaches as we execute our mandate.


WE ensure that our decision-making process is not perceived as discriminatory by creating an environment of honest, open dialogue; and with intentional effort to remove any biases.


Our Mandate
The Council is established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009 which continues the existence of the Medical Council of Zambia and renames it as the Health Professions Council of Zambia. Our principal functions include the following:

  • Registration of health practitioners and regulation of their professional conduct.(Except Nurses & Midwives)
  • Licensing of the Health Facilities
  • Accreditation of health care services
  • Recognition and approval of training programmes for health Practitioners.
  • Conduct and Manage Professional licensure Examinations for Health Practitioners.