East Africa Healthcare Market Insights 2019

Check out the key figures, trends for 2019 and see where the industry is headed in the East African region.


According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Sub-Saharan Africa has about 11% of the world’s people, but it carries 24% of the global disease burden in human and financial costs. Almost half the world’s deaths of children under five take place in Africa.

Kenyan medical device market will record double-digit growth in local currency terms over the 2017-2022 period.


Tanzania exemplifies the developing world’s struggle to achieve ‘middle-income’ country status while confronting widespread poverty and substantial health challenges such as persistently high child and maternal mortality, human immuno deficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, according to latest research by Export.gov.


Across Uganda, both public and private sub-sector players provide health services to the people of Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, the government contributes about 66% of the service delivery outlets. These include national and regional hospitals including a tiered system of health centers,which handle a range of services.


In the last two decades, Rwanda’s health sector has known tremendous improvements. Major breakthroughs in medical technology have been achieved, community-based health care was enhanced, and people’s mindsets towards healthcare issues were significantly altered for the better.


According to Export.gov, the Government of Ethiopia is working to strengthen the healthcare system to align it with the Millennium Development Goals and it has made significant investments in the public health sector which have led to improvements in the health outcomes.