Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Kenya: Key Trends and Developments

"The improvement of health sector performance requires a holistic approach that addresses the wide ranging challenges that many African countries face: lack of adequate and highly skilled medical personnel; limited access to essential medicines and equipment; lack of access to affordable universal healthcare etc. This Working Brief presents some key trends and developments of the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry. It highlights the fact that whilst the local industry has great scope for improving health sector performance in Kenya, this is yet to be achieved. Strengthening policy synergies between the health sector and the pharmaceutical industry is an important way of contributing to better health."