Smart logistics for medication – Improving access

May 17 – 19, 2016 at Merck Innovation Center, Darmstadt, Germany

Kenya faces a central challenge in improving access to medicines and health products for low-income populations, especially in rural and remote areas. This is influenced by various challenges, such as limited availability of high quality products, inefficient demand planning, long lead times, lack of appropriate storage space, as well as poor infrastructure. Responding to this nationwide problem, the Government’s total health expenditure has increased to 3.04% of the total KES 2 trillion (USD 19.8 billion) budget for 2016/17.


As a sizeable market potential meets a pressing development challenge, this upcoming lab of tomorrow, held by GIZ Sector Project ‘Private Sector Cooperation’ and the GIZ Global Project ‘Access to Medicines’ and hosted by Merck, will be dedicated to creating innovative, business-driven solutions that can overcome substantial hurdles along Kenya’s pharmaceutical supply chain.

To learn more about the lab of tomorrow, follow this Link .

If you are interested in participating, fill in the following form: Expression of Interest.