Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Healthy outlook

With healthcare in Africa developing fast, the outlook for the sector has never looked brighter. Per capita health expenditure doubled between 2000 and 2013 – and the result has been a significant increase in the number of healthcare services available to people throughout the continent. Meanwhile, Africa’s expanding middle class is fuelling the rise in demand for the latest in treatments and care, with a growing number of African companies investing in the latest medical technologies to help them meet that demand.

Sector at a glance

  • $45 billion - The amount that pharmaceutical sales in Africa are forecast to be worth by 2020, up from $30bn in 2016
  • 5.5% - Healthcare spending as a proportion of the continent’s GDP
  • $98 - The annual healthcare spending per capita across Africa in 2014, up from $51 in 2004
Biopharm
 
Biopharm is involved in the importation, production and wholesale distribution of pharmaceutical products.
Luanda Medical Center
 
Luanda Medical Center offers a wide range of consultation, diagnostic, imaging and surgical services in-house.
Joint Medical Holdings
 
Joint Medical Holdings operates four hospitals and a nursing college in Kwazulu Natal province.
Médis
 
Médis specialises in sterile products and dry forms, producing more than 200 generic products in various therapeutic classes.
Pharmivoire Nouvelle
 
Pharmivoire Nouvelle is the only company in Côte d’Ivoire that’s able to produce soft-packed, intravenous solutions locally.