REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Nairobi July 28 .Ministry in talks to boost local manufacturing of Health Products and Technologies

Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache has revealed that the Ministry of Health has initiated talks with relevant stakeholders to create a favorable environment for both public and private manufacturing of Health Products and Technologies (HPTs) in the country.

Speaking during a site tour of Universal Corporations Limited (UCL), a pharmaceutical Manufacturing, the PS observed that local manufacturing of HPTs would increase access health commodities hence accelerating attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), boost revenue collection, build local capacity and create employment.

Universal Corporations Limited is accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to manufacture Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) and Malaria tablets.