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Sub-Saharan Africa

Aspen’s presence in SSA is through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Shelys (Tanzania), Beta Healthcare International (Kenya), Beta Healthcare (Uganda) and Aspen Nigeria. Aspen also has a 65% shareholding in Kama (Ghana) and exports products from South Africa into selected territories. While it was agreed to terminate the SSA Collaboration between Aspen and GSK after the 2016 year end close, the SSA Collaboration was an important contributor to the revenue of this region for the 2016 financial year. Aspen uses its own sales representation and distribution infrastructure across the region to supply a range of high quality pharmaceutical products. Aspen has its own operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the rest of the region being serviced through long-standing relationships with local distributors supported by sales representatives. Aspen supplies a range of branded, generic, OTC, consumer health and infant nutritional products into SSA.



Sub-Saharan Africa

Key business units

Exports division

The SSA Collaboration

Key countries supplied to in this region

• Angola • Botswana • Ethiopia • Ghana • Ivory Coast • Kenya • Mauritius • Namibia
NigeriaTanzaniaUganda • Zambia • Zimbabwe

Contribution to Group
comparable gross revenue
Contribution to Group
comparable EBITA
Number of products launched from pipeline:

44 (2015: 19)

IMS value of pipeline as at 30 June 2016 anticipated to be launched in:

Not covered by IMS​​​​​​​

Number of permanent employees:

427 (2015: 408)

Average staff turnover:

21% (2015: 11%)

Number of product recalls:
Nil (2015: Nil)
Number of work-related fatalities:
Carbon emissions:

Scope 1:
2 349 tCO2e
(2015: 2 431 tCO2e)
Scope 2:
2 326 tCO2e
(2015: 2 300 tCO2e)

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