By Matilda Atieno
The County Government in collaboration with Great Lakes University ( GLUK) and Med Aditus Pharmaceuticals, is proud to launch the new medicines production facility at a cost of Kshs. 1.6 billion.
An MOU signed between the County Government of Kisumu, the GLUK and Med Aditus Pharmaceuticals, signifies the commitment towards the establishment of the pharmaceuticals, a move that will revolutionize the health sector not only in Kisumu but in the lake region economic bloc.
The Med Aditus pharmaceutical company is the first of its kind in Kisumu, set to address the need for medicine through the partnership.
Due to the acute need for medicines and pharmaceuticals, the new pharmaceutical facility that will be hosted at GLUK is set to be a transformative medical plant that will encourage faculty, staff and students to become global learners and manufacturers of drugs.
Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o signed the MOU on behalf of the County Government earlier today in an event witnessed by the Members of the County Assembly, CEC members, the GLUK University Council, County Health Management Team, representatives of the Lake Region Economic Bloc and the members of the public.
Governor Nyong’o welcomed the Med Aditus pharmaceutical company a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating better access to affordable, high-quality medicines in Kisumu.
Speaking during the launch, the Governor was pleased to announce the commencement of the pharmaceutical plant in the next few weeks.
“The investment will be producing two billion tablets per year at a highly subsidized cost,” said Governor Nyong’o.
The Governor was proud to mention that the state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility will not only provide hundreds of employment opportunities to the people of Kisumu but will also produce affordable and quality medicines for underserved patients.
The president and CEO of Med Aditus Pharmaceutical Dr. Dhiren R. Thakker stated that
the company is committed to establishing a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the County to produce medicines for Kisumu and the Lake region.
According to, Prof. Robert Blouin, President and CEO of Med Aditus International, the company is ready to walk the grounds to create better access to affordable high-quality medicines through the establishment of a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Kisumu.
Prof. Blouin also stated that the facility will deploy first-of-its-kind in-the-continent technologies such as continuous modular manufacturing, blockchain data architecture, and pre-fabricated pods to meet the patient and market needs.
Alongside the area’s academic institutions, including GLUK, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology ( JOOUST) Maseno University and Uzima University, the Med Aditus will develop a workforce and educational training program to create a pharmaceutical workforce in the region, which will contribute to both the healthcare industry and the economy.
As Lake Region Economic Bloc, the region is proud to realize local manufacturing as one of its intentions through its blueprint. Homabay and Siaya County were also represented as members of LREB and beneficiaries of the Med Aditus pharmaceutical investment in the region.