Kenya Asthma Market Analysis


  • Type: Common Disease Area
  • Published : June 2021
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Kenya
  • Report ID : 4846

  • Format: PPT, PDF

Kenya Asthma Drug Market: Segmented by Drug Class (Bronchodilators, Leukotriene Antagonists, Mast Cell Stabilizers, Corticosteroids, and Monoclonal Antibodies), Route of Administration (Oral Drugs, Inhalation Drugs and Parenteral Route) and Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies, and Others) – Growth, Trends, And Forecasts (2019 – 2028)

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Report Overview

The Asthma drugs market size in Kenya stood at USD xx billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD xx billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease affecting children and adults. The air passages in the lungs become narrow due to inflammation and tightening of the muscles around the small airways. Common symptoms include cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. These symptoms are intermittent and are often worse at night or during exercise. In Kenya, asthma is more common in urban settlements than in rural areas. This may be attributed to extensive use of wood and charcoal for cooking in Kenyan households, increase in outdoor pollution due to rapid urbanization and smoking. According to a study conducted in 2018, to determine prevalence and risk factors in Kenya found that the prevalence of asthma ranged from 3% to 28.6%.

Market Drivers

The market is majorly driven by the rise in the prevalence of Asthma in Kenya. According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, Asthma in children in Kenya remains a challenging issue. Based on results of International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), there was an increase in the prevalence of asthma symptoms in 13-14 years aged children from 17.1% to 18% in Nairobi.

Rise in the prevalence of asthma in Kenya may be attributed to a surge in smoking among adolescents, increase in the outdoor pollution due to rapid urbanization as well as indoor pollution due to the extensive use of wood and charcoal for cooking in Kenyan households.

There is uncontrolled or unregulated exposure to many irritant pollutants such as dust, smoke and pesticides. The risk and intensity of exposure to these harmful irritants amongst different vulnerable groups continues to increase due to the lack of clear regulatory policies particularly in informal occupational settings. The market is also driven by the presence of strong and robust pipeline drugs in the Asthma drug market.

However, some of the side effects of the oral drugs widely used in Kenya are tremors and palpitations. This is one of the restraining factors for growth in the asthma drug market.


1. Kenya Asthma Drug Market Overview………………………………………………..
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers…………………………………………………………..…….
A. Rise in Prevalence of Asthma in Kenya
B. Increase in Smoking, Outdoor Pollution and Other Risk Factors
C. Presence of Strong Pipeline Drugs
3. Major Asthma Types……………………………………………………………………
A. Allergic/ Extrinsic
B. Non-Allergic/ Intrinsic
C. Occupational Asthma
D. Adult-Onset Asthma
E. Child-Onset Asthma
F. Exercise Induced
4. Asthma Drug Market Segmentation…………………………………………………..
A. Drug Class
I. Bronchodilators
II. Leukotriene Antagonists
III. Mast Cell Stabilizers
IV. Corticosteroids
V. Monoclonal Antibody
VI. Others
B. Route of Administration
I. Oral
II. Inhalation
III. Parenteral
C. Distribution Channel
I. Hospital Pharmacies
II. Retail Pharmacies
III. Others
5. Asthma Major Drugs Market Share………………………………………………….
A. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Revenue
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………………………………..……………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles……………………………………………………………..…..
A. Novartis AG Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Cipla Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. AstraZeneca Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
8. Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape………………………………….
A. Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario
9. Factors Driving Future Growth………………………………………………………
A. New Trends and Development of Asthma drug market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Drug Class:

On the basis of drug class, the asthma drug market in Kenya can be segmented into Bronchodilators, Leukotriene Antagonists, Mast Cell Stabilizers, Corticosteroids, and Monoclonal Antibodies.

Bronchodilators can be further segmented into short acting and long-acting beta 2 agonists. The rapid and short acting beta 2 agonists include salbutamol, fenoterol, terbutaline, pirbuterol and procaterol. Salmetrol and Formoterol are long-acting beta 2 agonists with prolonged bronchodilator action that lasts up to 12 hours.

 By Route of Administration:

On the basis of route of administration, the asthma drug market can be segmented into oral drugs, inhalation drugs and parenteral route.

The inhaler segment includes dry powder, metered dose, and soft mist inhalers. The metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) segment dominates the market. This is majorly attributed to reliability, versatility, self-containment, easy availability, portability, and cost-efficient medical aerosol delivery option among others.

By Distribution Channel:

On the basis of distribution channel, the market for Asthma drugs can be segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, online pharmacies, and others.

The retail pharmacies segment will dominate the market throughout the forecast period.

Major Players

Top drug makers are making sizeable investments in clinical trials focused on reducing asthma exacerbations, in a move to develop advanced and more efficacious drugs for managing asthma. Players holding prominent position in Kenya in the preventive asthma drug market include Abbott Laboratories, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck & Co., AstraZeneca, Cipla, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novartis AG.

Cipla is leading in the Asthma Drug market with its products like Asthalin, Budecort, Aerocort, and Duolin etc.

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  9. Reimbursement scenario
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