Life Sciences & Health Mission to Kenya

Are you looking to expand your business to Kenya, or do you want to strengthen your existing relations in the country? Then join the upcoming mission to Kenya in November 2022!

7th of November 2022
Nairobi & Kisumu, Kenya
NABC trade mission
  • Description
  • Programme
  • Practical information
  • Factsheet
  • Kenya is widely regarded as the economic, logistical, and innovation hub for Eastern Africa. Together with its growing economy, the health sector is expanding. Government plans are geared towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and the private sector is anticipating the growing middle class, regional medical tourism, and willingness of the government to work with the private sector in achieving UHC.

    Main themes
    The main themes of this mission are:

    1. E-health: products and services around information and communication systems. But also other solutions around automation and digitalisation of hospitals and healthcare.
    2. Medical devices: devices and auxiliary equipment used for medical care, research and treatment. This may include supplies or delivery packages (medical kits) for diagnostics, treatment or rehabilitation.

    For whom?
    This mission is open to:

    • Dutch companies (SMEs, start-ups, scale-ups and corporates) active in e-health and medical devices, or
    • Dutch companies investigating a new market.

    Furthermore, the mission  is interesting for organisations that are active in the field of:

    • Hospital design, construction and equipment: design, engineering, construction, equipment, management, operation and maintenance of hospitals and care institutions.
    • Medical education and training: knowledge and services related to education, training, consultancy and advice for optimising healthcare capacity.
    • Health care financing: knowledge and services concerning financing, insurance and policy in health care.

    Participation costs
    Participation is possible for 500 euros (excl VAT), per company, max 2 participants.

    Registration is possible via the RVO website, and possible until the 30th of September 2022.



  • The programme of the mission is based on the objectives of participants and findings of the recent market study and will align with the ongoing discussions in the Netherlands on the new Global Health Strategy. The format will be inducive for interactions and leading to an informational and inspiring mission, leaving enough room for individual matchmaking.

    Click here to download the tentative programme.

  • Developments in the Kenyan health sector

    Kenya is a promising market for medical devices and supplies, having been ranked as the fastest-growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s growing health consumption and positioning as the medical tourism destination for its neighbours has created the need for increasing medical devices and supplies in hospitals as well as modernising the existing ones. In the sector of eHealth, Kenya is ranked second after South Africa on eHealth innovation in Africa and fifth on eHealth priority ranking in Sub-Saharan Africa. The government has made notable progress in developing a sound policy foundation to manage the rollout of eHealth solutions in the country. The Kenya e-Health Strategy (2016-2030) is anchored on the achievement of Vision 2030, whose overall goal in health is to have an “equitable and affordable healthcare at the highest achievable standard” for her citizens.

  • The 2016 market report on the Kenyan health sector can be found here.
    The 2021 update on the sectors of eHealth and medical devices can be found here.