Kenya Diabetes Market Analysis


  • Type: Common Disease Area
  • Published : June 2021
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Kenya
  • Report ID : 4837

  • Format: PPT, PDF

Kenya Diabetes Drugs Market: Segmented by Drug Class (Biguanides, Sulfonylureas, Meglitinides and D-Phenylalanine Derivatives, Thiazolidinediones, DPP-4 Inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors, and Others), Route of Administration (Oral and Injectables) and Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies and Online Pharmacies)- Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2019 – 2028)

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Report Overview

The Diabetes 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

Diabetes is the most common glycogen metabolism disorder in Kenya. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the prevalence of diabetes in Kenya at 3.3% and predicts a rise to 4.5% by 2025. However, two-thirds of diabetics may be undiagnosed. Higher rates of diabetics are found in urban areas. Urbanisation and adoption of ‘Western lifestyles’ have led many Kenyans towards risk for developing DM. Kenya has seen increase in abdominal obesity, poor dietary habits, excess alcohol consumption, smoking and physical inactivity.  Foot ulcers are seen frequently at many tertiary clinics in Kenya and are associated with poor glycaemic control, infection, hypertension and dyslipidaemia.

Market Drivers

The market is majorly driven by the increasing prevalence of Diabetes in Kenya. About 1% of deaths in Kenya were directly attributable to diabetes in 2012.

The Base of the Pyramid (BoP) project is a public–private partnership initiated by Novo Nordisk that aims to facilitate access to diabetes care for people at the base of the economic pyramid in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In Kenya, the BoP, through a partnership model, aims to strengthen five pillars of diabetes care: increased awareness of diabetes; early diagnosis of diabetes; access to quality care by trained professionals; stable and affordable insulin supply; and improved self-management through patient education.

Increasing initiatives by Government of Kenya by Implementation of National Diabetes Strategy in 2015 has led to establishment of hospital diabetes clinics in nine provinces of the country. A Diabetes Education Programme has also been implemented for healthcare staff.

Overall, Rise in the prevalence of diabetes, Increased initiatives by private pharmaceutical companies and partnerships with Government and increase in the healthcare expenditure are fuelling growth in diabetes treatment market in Kenya.

Diabetes requires long-term follow up, with uninterrupted access to medication and specialist care. Low levels of public awareness, high cost of Insulin, non-adherence to treatment, poor behaviours towards diabetes and unwillingness to adopt healthier lifestyles are hindering growth of metabolic disorders therapeutics market.


1. Kenya Diabetes Drugs Market Overview………………………………………………
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers……………………………………………………………
A. Increase in the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Kenya
B. Implementation of National Diabetes Strategy and Other Government Initiatives to Prevent, Control and Manage Diabetes and Related Complications
3. Major Diabetes Types………………………………………………………………….
A. TypeⅠDiabetes: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
B. TypeⅡDiabetes: Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
C. Gestational Diabetes
4. Diabetes Market Segmentation………………………………………………………….
A. Drug Class
I. Biguanides
II. Sulfonylureas
III. Meglitinides and D-Phenylalanine Derivatives
IV. Thiazolidinediones
V. DPP-4 Inhibitors
VI. Alpha Glucosidase Inhibitors
VII. Others
B. Route of Administration
I. Oral
II. Injectables
C. Distribution Channel
I. Hospital Pharmacies
II. Retail Pharmacies
III. Online Pharmacies
5. Diabetes 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. Novo-Nordisk Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Sanofi (SA) Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. Merck & Co. 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 Diabetes drug market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Drug Class:

On the basis of drug class, drugs are classified into Biguanides, Sulfonylureas, Meglitinides and D-Phenylalanine Derivatives, Thiazolidinediones, DPP-4 Inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors, Bile Acid Sequestrants and Others

By Route of Administration:

On the basis of route of administration, the market can be segmented into Oral and Injectables.

Injectable drugs are further classified into Insulin, Exenatide, Liragultide and Pramlintide.

By Distribution Channel:

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

Retail pharmacy segment holds the dominant share and is projected to high growth rates throughout the forecast period.

Major Players

Novo Nordisk is the leading player in the diabetes drug industry. Novo Nordisk is estimated to retain its position owing to increasing partnerships and growing investments to develop superior and cost-effective treatment solutions.

Other companies like Sanofi (SA), Eli-Lilly, Merck & Co., Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer and Novartis are also major players in the industry.

Local pharmaceutical companies operating in Kenya are Dawa Limited, Didy Pharmaceuticals, Beta healthcare and Universal Pharmaceutical Limited.

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