Welcome to the website of the Pharmacy Council of Mauritius
As at the end of November 2017, Mauritius boasted of a pharmacist population of 530 that yields a ratio of 1 pharmacist to 2400 inhabitants or a density of 0.42 per 1000 population using WHO methodology. Mauritius ranks immediately behind Algeria and South Africa in the African Region.
Prior to the enactment of the Pharmacy Council Act 2015, the Pharmacy Board had a very wide scope of intervention ranging from drug regulatory affairs, to trade control and import and including such other important items as the control of manufacturing, pharmacovigilance and the management of narcotics. It became clear that the Board could not afford time and resources to regulate the profession of pharmacist the numbers of which have nearly doubled over the past 10 years.
The Pharmacy Council of Mauritius was enacted in October 2015 and became fully operational in November 2017.
Its statutory mandates are to:
(a) regulate and control the profession of pharmacists;
(b) promote advancement in the field of pharmacy.
Its main functions are to:
- Control access to the profession of pharmacist through proper registration procedures, approved training and examinations for pre-registration trainees and the publishing of an annual official list of pharmacists
- Ensure that pharmacists are fit to practice by providing for continuing professional education
- Maintain discipline through guidelines contained in a Code of Practice and through clear disciplinary procedures in case pharmacists default
Please refer to Frequent Questions for more information.