About Us

United Pharma is a recognized importer, wholesaler, and distributors of Health care products in Sub Saharan Africa. Touching upon the health care needs in terms of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Oncology products, medical devices, Surgical consumables, Hospital furniture’s to building infrastructure to meet the demands in this segment.

Starting in 1986 with a small retail outlet in Eastleigh, Nairobi, United Pharma ventured into importation in 1994. Over the years, United Pharma, guided by its core values, has been able to establish itself as a key player in Sub-Saharan Africa, recording year-on-year growth.

Our core objective of diffusing quality healthcare products at an affordable price to the tertiary level remains unwavering to this day.

We see ourselves as a forward looking group of passionate professionals with the relevant experience to match.

At United Pharma, we pride ourselves on providing tailored solutions that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs and challenges of our customers. Our business approach is rooted in deep understanding of the environments in which our products are intended to be utilized. We specialize in customizing our services to address specific local requirements and overcome customer challenges, thereby ensuring that our solutions have a lasting and sustainable impact.

Message from the Chairman

United Pharma's mission goes beyond profits; it is rooted in our unwavering commitment to making a tangible and transformative impact on the lives of marginalized communities. We believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right, and no one should be left behind due to their circumstances. By importing and distributing essential medications to these underserved regions, we strive to bridge the gap and create a more equitable healthcare landscape.

Our Mission

To provide world-class healthcare solutions in Africa through teamwork and customer focus.

Our Vision

Enriching lives in Africa through accessible quality healthcare solutions.

Global Impact

United Pharma has firmly established itself as a leading pharmaceutical company with a global presence that extends far beyond borders. Our commitment to providing accessible healthcare solutions has led us to forge strong partnerships in various regions around the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa. We have made significant strides in improving the lives of countless individuals in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, and Congo, and we continue to work tirelessly to expand our reach and impact.

As we set our sights on the future, our ambitions know no bounds. We are unwavering in our dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of people across the African continent. To achieve this, we have strategic plans in place to extend our operations into the rest of Sub Sahara region and ensure more people are impacted by our expertise and resources.

Our Core Values

Quality

We are committed to providing products of the highest quality and meeting regulatory standards.

Integrity

We conduct business with honesty, transparency, ethical standards, and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

Innovation

We embrace change and continuously seek new and better ways to deliver our products and services that meet the evolving needs for our customers.

Customer Focus

We are committed to understanding and meeting the needs for our customers and delivering exceptional services and support.

Teamwork

We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration, both internally and externally, to achieve our goals and success. 

Sustainability

We are committed to operating our business in a responsible manner, minimising our environmental impact, and promoting social responsibility.

Our History

As we look back at our journey, we remain inspired to continue reaching for greater heights and expanding our vision. Our success is a testament to the power of perseverance, innovation and above all, unwavering faith in our abilities.

  • 1986

    Our Journey Begins

    Inspired by a vision for growth and success, we started our journey in a small retail outlet in Eastleigh.

  • 1990

    Expanded into Wholesale

    Fueled by our customers' demand, we opened a wholesale division realizing the immense potential of wholesale business.

  • 1994

    Started Importation

    We took a bold step and launched a fully-fledged importation division, bringing in goods from around the world. We restructured our wholesale and developed a distribution model that set us apart in East Africa.

  • 2008

    Rebranded to United Pharma

    Building on our success and growth through the years, we underwent a complete transformation, rebranding to United Pharma.

  • 2017

    United Pharma Ethiopia

    We achieved a significant milestone by expanding our operations outside Kenya into Ethiopia, with the aim of improving healthcare infrastructure in the country.

  • 2020

    Ventured in Somalia

    United Pharma ventured into Somalia, marking another significant milestone in our company's history. This allowed us to extend our presence and impact in the Sub-Saharan region.

  • 2022

    ISO Certificate

    United Pharma takes immense pride in our ISO 9001 Certificate, awarded by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) for the management system implemented in our warehouse and distribution network.

  • 2022

    Expansion in East & Central Africa

    United Pharma continued with its commitment to accessible healthcare by setting up a presence in Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan

  • 2023

    Increasing our Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa

    We will continue to aggressively spreading our wings in Sub Sahara, and address the healthcare needs in the region. We aim to contribute to the development of sustainable healthcare systems to more countries

Meet our Team

Said Hashi

Chairman

Dayanand Poojari

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Halima Hassan Mohammed

Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Abdullahi Adam

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Baboucarr Jarjusey

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Ahmed Abdi

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Our Purpose Statement

We are driven by a deep-seated commitment to bringing global vision, with local expertise

Our purpose as a company is centered around leveraging our global vision and local expertise to advance the cause of better health for individuals and communities worldwide. With our global vision, we strive to understand and address the evolving healthcare needs of diverse populations.

We recognize that each region has its unique challenges and requirements, and our local expertise enables us to navigate the intricacies of different markets and deliver tailored solutions that truly make a difference.

Compliance

At United Pharma, we firmly believe that conducting business with integrity is not just a responsibility but a moral obligation. By upholding these high ethical standards, we aim to build long-term relationships based on trust, foster a positive reputation, and contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve.

United Pharma Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct

We are committed to conducting business with the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical behaviour. As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent corruption and ensure compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations, we have established this Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct. This code outlines our expectations for employees, partners, and stakeholders in maintaining a zero-tolerance approach towards bribery, corruption, and unethical practices.

Committed to Creating Impact

Tree Planting in Kenya

 Recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability, we collaborated with local organizations in Kenya to carry out a tree-planting campaign. By planting trees, we aimed to contribute to reforestation efforts, mitigate climate change, and promote ecological balance. This initiative not only helped restore the natural habitat but also created a greener and healthier environment for generations to come.

Donations in Mozambique

In line with our commitment to advancing healthcare access, we extended our support through the donation of a wide range of medications to healthcare institutions in Mozambique. By providing these essential drugs, we aimed to enhance the availability and affordability of vital treatments for various medical conditions. Our goal was to empower healthcare professionals to deliver quality care to underserved populations, improving health outcomes and saving lives.

Donations in Ethiopia

Understanding the critical need for accessible and affordable healthcare, we made a significant contribution by donating Suxamethonium drugs to medical facilities in Ethiopia. These vital medications play a crucial role in emergency situations and surgical procedures. Our donation aimed to improve the availability of essential drugs, ensuring that patients receive the necessary care and treatment when they need it most.

These initiatives are just a few examples of our ongoing commitment to making a meaningful impact.

At United Pharma, we firmly believe that corporate responsibility goes beyond business success. We actively seek opportunities to contribute to the well-being of communities, working hand in hand with local partners, healthcare providers, and organizations to address pressing healthcare needs.

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