The pharmaceutical industry in Kenya is a growing industry and it has been steadily increasing over the past few years. This article provides a List of Pharmaceutical Importers and Distributors in Kenya.
What are pharmaceuticals and their uses in Kenya?
Pharmaceuticals are drugs used to diagnose, prevent and treat illnesses. They can be prescribed by doctors or bought over the counter at pharmacies. Pharmaceuticals in Kenya are classified into two main categories: essential medicines and non-essential medicines.
Essential medicines are those that are considered necessary for the effective functioning of the health system, and include:
Non-essential medicines are those that can be safely and effectively used without compromising access to essential medicines. These may also be referred to as “lifestyle” or over-the-counter (OTC) products.
List of Pharmaceutical Distributors in Kenya
- Transwide Pharmaceuticals Limited
- Syner-Medica (Kenya) Ltd
- Skylight Chemicals Ltd
- Laborex Kenya
- United Pharma Kenya Limited
- Omaera Pharmaceuticals Ltd
- Njimia Kenya Limited (NKL)
- Dawa Life Sciences (Medisel Kenya)
- Generics Africa Ltd
How to get your products registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)
In order to distribute your products in Kenya, you must first register them with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB). The registration process is relatively straightforward and can be done online. You will need to provide information about your company, product details, and contact information.
Challenges faced by pharmaceutical importers and distributors in Kenya
The pharmaceutical industry in Kenya faces a number of challenges, including:
- The high cost of doing business in Kenya
- Limited distribution channels
- Poor infrastructure and logistics
These challenges can make it difficult for companies to do business in the Kenyan market. However, there are also opportunities for growth, especially in the essential medicines sector.