• Organization TypeGoods Supplier
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersTanzania
  • Founded1956

Shelys Pharmaceuticals

Shelys Pharmaceuticals is a renowned pharmaceutical company of Sub Saharan Africa. Shelys has humble origins starting as a diminutive family business in 1956 and has, over the years, established itself to be one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in East Africa. Shelys has its footprints in Tanzania ,Zambia ,Malawi ,DRC, Rwanda , Burundi, Mozambique, Madagascar ,Mauritius, Djibouti, Uganda and Kenya and is a leader in the script market for crucial therapeutic categories such as cough and cold, anti infectives, nutraceuticals, antimalarials, gastro intestinal, pain management, fever and topical inflammation, disinfectants, cardiovascular and erectile dysfunction. In 2012, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen) acquired the remaining share in Shelys Pharmaceuticals Limited providing for a 100% shareholding.Tanzania-based Shelys and Beta Healthcare based in Kenya, a prominent leader in OTC business in Sub Saharan Africa, are both subsidiaries of Shelys Africa. This alliance provides the foundation of Aspen’s expansion into the East and Central African market and the establishment of an affordable, quality, generics brand presence on the continent.
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Staff at Shelys Pharmaceuticals have experience in


  • development
  • procurement process
  • development aid
  • private sector development
  • market research


  • save the children international
  • test
  • goal global


  • united states
  • india
  • mauritius
  • tanzania
  • uganda


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • Tanzania (headquarters)
  • Dar Es Salaam
  • New Bagamoyo Road , Mwenge, Plot No. 696, Block No. 32