Why Kenya faces imminent drug shortage

Kenya is reportedly facing an imminent shortage of medicines and pharmaceutical products as importers engage in a row with the government. Companies that import and distribute medicines and pharmaceutical products have announced a suspension of medicines as they demand the government rescinds a new directive that subjects their products to double inspections. Per the new directive goods being imported into Kenya must have a pre-export verification certificate known as Pre-export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). The PVoC is a conformity assessment certificate which is issued to exporting countries before the products…

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