NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya is developing a policy to minimize the
costs of medicines in the country, a senior health ministry
official said on Saturday.
Rashid Amana, chief
administrative secretary of the Ministry of Health, said that
the policy will help Kenyans to access and afford quality
“We are looking at
the drivers of the high cost of medication in the country in
consultation with the pharmaceutical firms so that we agree on
modalities of reducing the costs,” Amana told journalists in
Amana said that the
government is reviewing the tariffs, supply chain and regulatory
issues to make health care affordable.
revealed that the government has set up a health technology
assessment committee to look into the medicine prices in the
“The committee will
ensure that the pricing of brand name medicine is similar in all
health facilities in the country,” he added.