We are committed to production and supply of affordable medicine- President Ruto.
The President announced his support for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency. He stated the aim is to supply affordable drugs countrywide.
He stated,“Kenya supports the establishment of the African Medicines Agency under the auspices of the African Union.”
“We are committed to the local production and supply of affordable, safe and effective medicines in Kenya and Africa,”he added.
African Medicines Agency (AMA) was established in 2020 in response to the continent’s challenges of perpetual diseases.
The agency is also responsible for establishing regulatory policies and systems and ensuring that the population in the continent has access to affordable and safe drug supply.
During the campaigns, Ruto promised to fuel the health sector forward.
He stated,“We will have a competitive, transparent and stakeholder-driven procurement of health products, as well as local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, which must inform the creation of job opportunities.”