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Healthcare Regulatory Environment in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, 2018

Healthcare Regulatory Environment in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, 2018

The East African region boasts of a number of emerging leaders within Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of overall development and growth. On one hand, the region has one of the highest burdens of disease in the world, such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. On the other hand, there has been a growing trend of non-communicable diseases, such as cancers and diabetes, which pose an additional strain on the healthcare sector in the region. Despite positive developments in healthcare over the past decade, the sector currently faces a number of regulatory challenges. Another challenge is that these countries face equally pressing challenges such as poverty alleviation. These have a knock-on effect on the rest of the economy, requiring smart prioritisation of available resources. While various health strategies have been enforced across different countries in the region, their levels of success have been somewhat marginal. A deeper understanding of the different regulations covering key sectors and their successes and/or failures is highlighted in this study. While there are many regional similarities in the healthcare regulations of Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, due to socio-political, economic, and historical factors, the main differences are laid out in the study. Significant investment in healthcare and its allied industries’ for these three countries can be realised through unpacking the respective regulations in the sub-sectors of the healthcare market, assessing the history, development trends, future plans and future impact. Furthermore, the required areas of transformation can be realised using this research deliverable. Although some sub-sectors’ regulations are more advanced than others, the regulatory aspects and impact cannot be separated. It is therefore necessary to understand the market as a whole, with cross-sector opportunities, particularly given the competition arriving from other African regions. The study covers the following healthcare segments: public health, healthcare finance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, eHealth.

Research Highlights
History of the regulatory environment in selected countries
Key public health legislation and policy
Key healthcare financing legislation and policy
Key pharmaceutical and medical device legislation and policy
Strategic recommendations and future outlook and impact of healthcare regulations

Key Issues Addressed
How is the regulatory environment structured in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia?
What are the key policies driving healthcare transformation in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia?
What are the key regulatory bodies in the healthcare markets of Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia?
What is the background of the healthcare industry in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia?
What is the future of healthcare regulations in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia?
What are the key growth opportunities that arise as a result of healthcare regulations’ transformation?


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Abbreviations and Definitions
    • Defining Healthcare Regulatory Impact
    • Summary-Kenya
    • Summary-Tanzania
    • Summary-Ethiopia
  • Kenya
    • Healthcare Market and Indicators-Kenya
      • Table Healthcare Indicators, Kenya, 2017
    • Public and Private Health Segmentation-Kenya
    • Health Expenditure-Kenya
    • Universal Healthcare and Funding-Kenya
    • Private Health Insurance-Kenya
    • Health Policy Growth and Development-Kenya
    • Health Regulatory Bodies and Key Regulations-Kenya
    • Public Health Regulations-Kenya
    • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology Regulations-Kenya
    • Health Insurance and Funding Regulations-Kenya
    • eHealth Regulations-Kenya
  • Tanzania
    • Healthcare Market and Indicators-Tanzania
      • Table Healthcare Indicators, Tanzania, 2017
    • Public and Private Health Segmentation-Tanzania
    • Health Expenditure-Tanzania
    • Universal Healthcare and Funding-Tanzania
    • Private Health Insurance-Tanzania
    • Health Policy Growth and Development-Tanzania
    • Health Regulatory Bodies and Key Regulations-Tanzania
    • Public Health Regulations-Tanzania
    • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology Regulations-Tanzania
    • Health Insurance and Funding Regulations-Tanzania
    • eHealth Regulations-Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
    • Healthcare Market and Indicators-Ethiopia
      • Table Healthcare Indicators, Ethiopia, 2017
    • Public and Private Health Segmentation-Ethiopia
    • Health Expenditure-Ethiopia
    • Universal Healthcare and Funding-Ethiopia
    • Private Health Insurance-Ethiopia
    • Health Policy Growth and Development-Ethiopia
    • Health Regulatory Bodies and Key Regulations-Ethiopia
    • Public Health Regulations-Ethiopia
    • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology Regulations-Ethiopia
    • Health Insurance and Funding Regulations-Ethiopia
    • eHealth Regulations-Ethiopia
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Regulatory Development
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Public-Private Partnerships
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Training and Development
    • Strategic Imperatives for Healthcare Stakeholders
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions

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