The government has cleared eleven Iranian firms in the health and medical care sector to export their products to Kenya.

As first reported by Iranian Hausa TV, the Kenyan Ministry of Health issued good manufacturing certificates (GMP) to the firms to begin exporting pharmaceutical products. 

Specialized consultations were made between the ministry and Iranian knowledge-based pharmaceutical companies before certifications were offered. 

Iran’s Embassy to Nairobi and Iran House of Innovation and Technology (iHiT) coordinated the certification process.

“Given the enormous medicine market in Kenya, it is expected that this cooperation would end up in the economic growth of the Iranian pharmaceutical industry as well as the bigger share of Iranian knowledge-based firms in eastern Africa,” Hausa TV noted.