Kenya | Life Sciences & Health Mission
Are you looking to expand your business to Kenya, or do you want to strengthen your existing relations in the country? Then the upcoming mission to Kenya in November 2022 is of interest to you. Kenya is widely regarded as the economic, logistical, and innovation hub for Eastern Africa. Together with its growing economy, the health sector is expanding. Government plans are geared towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and the private sector is anticipating the growing middle class, regional medical tourism, and willingness of the government to work with the private sector in achieving UHC.
This mission is organised by the Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi, RVO, in collaboration with Africa Health Business and Task Force Health Care and will take place from 7 November to 10 November 2022.
The programme of the mission is based on the objectives of participants and findings of the recent market study and will align with the ongoing discussions in the Netherlands on the new Global Health Strategy. The format will be inducive for interactions and leading to an informational and inspiring mission, leaving enough room for individual matchmaking.
The mission takes place physically and includes visiting the cities Nairobi and Kisumu.
Developments in the Kenyan health sector
Kenya is a promising market for medical devices and supplies, having been ranked as the fastest-growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s growing health consumption and positioning as the medical tourism destination for its neighbours has created the need for increasing medical devices and supplies in hospitals as well as modernising the existing ones. In the sector of eHealth, Kenya is ranked second after South Africa on eHealth innovation in Africa and fifth on eHealth priority ranking in Sub-Saharan Africa. The government has made notable progress in developing a sound policy foundation to manage the rollout of eHealth solutions in the country. The Kenya e-Health Strategy (2016-2030) is anchored on the achievement of Vision 2030, whose overall goal in health is to have an “equitable and affordable healthcare at the highest achievable standard” for her citizens.
The 2016 market report on the Kenyan health sector can be found here.
The 2021 update on the sectors of eHealth and medical devices can be found here.
Please sign up for this mission before the 30th of September.
For more information regarding this mission to Kenya, please contact Sterre Bergman, firstname.lastname@example.org.