Support Child & Family Wellness shops in Kenya

Oct 7, 2013

"Fake medicines flood Kenyan market" reports leading Kenyan newspaper

In this update, we've provided a link to an article that appeared in the Daily Nation (a prominent newspaper in Kenya) on September 16, 2013.  This article reports, "A multi-million shilling fake medicines syndicate that puts lives of thousands of sick Kenyans at risk is thriving in the country, investigations have revealed.  Most of the medicines are counterfeit, expired or concoctions without any active medical ingredients."

We'd encourage you to read this article, or others on substandard and counterfeit medicines that you can find on our website.

CFW exists to distribute high-quality medicines to low-income Kenyans needing prevention and treatment for prevalent diseases.  As the Daily Nation article states, many local "clinics" and "pharmacy kiosks" are neither licensed nor operated by qualified professionals.  By contrast, CFW clinics are legal, licensed, and operated by qualified medical personnel.  We source only high-quality drugs, only allow drugs from these approved sources to be sold by CFW franchisees, protect our supply chain, and maintain an active compliance program to ensure all CFW outlets are following our standards on drug quality.

It takes a lot of effort to maintain quality standards, but that's why CFW exists.  We're proud to be serving hundreds of thousands of people per year while maintaining basic quality standards.



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Kenya or in Health that needs your help.


Project Leader

Greg Starbird Starbird

Vice President, The HealthStore Foundation®
Nairobi, Kenya

Where is this project located?