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A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer

deliver high-quality, affordable medicines

driven by excellence

Health for all

Being a leading pharmaceutical drugs manufacturer in Botswana demands that we’re unfailingly responsible and driven by excellence every day.

To create a healthier Botswana, Portfolio Pharmaceuticals has partnered with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers.

We’re committed to reliably supplying our valued customers through manufacturing and packaging generic medicines, vaccines, health products and antiretroviral drugs.

Who We Are

We are a pharmaceutical manufacturer, registered in Botswana and a member of Avacare Global and Portlab SA (Pty) Ltd. We are a BOMRA accredited and compliant manufacturer, manufacturing products in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) Good Manufacturing Practices thus allowing us to manufacture globally compliant and competitive products.

What We Do 

We are a leader in pharmaceutical drug manufacturing and packaging. We leverage our strategic partnerships to deliver high-quality, affordable medicines for a healthier Botswana.

What We Offer

We offer high-quality, trusted, and affordable generic pharmaceutical drugs.


Avacare Health Group is a multinational healthcare company operating in 20 African countries, the Middle East, Asia, the US, Canada and Australia. We provide integrated, innovative and holistic health solutions for:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumables
  • Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Health Supplements
  • Women’s Health
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Mental
  • Opthalmology
  • Renal
  • Research & Development


Founded in 1996, we envisioned a healthier Africa. Today, true to that vision, we are an established, trusted healthcare brand, delivering outstanding results, year after year to Africa and beyond.

We prioritise the education and development of our employees and people across the continent. This is the bedrock on which healthcare is built.

Executive Chairman and Founder

Dr Vikramkumar Naik
Dr Vikramkumar Naik

Dr Vikramkumar Naik is the founder and current Group Executive Chairman of the Avacare Health Group. Dr Naik formed the progenitor of the Avacare Health Group in 1996.

His goal to supply the continent affordable, high-quality medical goods and services has allowed for the growth of the Avacare Health Group to what it is today. With over 30 years of experience, Dr Naik brings deep expertise to the African pharma space.

Dr Naik’s leadership continues to take the Avacare Health Group to new heights.

An anaesthesiologist by profession, Dr Vikramkumar Naik started his career at the coalface, working in severely under-resourced African hospitals. His experiences there motivated his ambitious but strategic vision for a healthier continent.

It was clear that Africa required high-quality but affordable medical goods and services. Since then, he’s dedicated his life to achieving that goal.

His approachable leadership style continues to bring people together, which, in turn, fosters more leaders to pass on his unifying ethos. Thanks to Dr Naik, our visionary leaders and the commitment of our staff and partners, we turn ideas into results, translate dreams into reality and transform challenges into success.

Chief Executive Officer

André Meyer
André Meyer

André Meyer is the CEO of the Avacare Health Group. Appointed in July 2021, he brings with him a richness of knowledge, expertise and experience in the healthcare industry.

André’s experience in healthcare began in 1996, when he was appointed as Managing Director at Alexander Forbes Healthcare Consultants and Actuaries, where he served for six years, building this business into the largest healthcare consultancy in South Africa.

In 2002, he moved to Medscheme Holdings as CEO where he spent over a decade, where he was responsible for turning the company around and then guiding the growth strategy to become South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator and managed care provider measured by the number of lives under administration. Following the successful turnaround André received the CRF ‘South African Leading Managers’ award in 2007.

This was followed by an appointment as Group CEO at Life Healthcare in 2013 where he was responsible for delivering the Group’s international expansion and diversification strategy.

In 2017 André founded and was the Director of Invenico Health, focussed on bringing new technologies and innovative business ideas to the healthcare sector with the aim of broadening access to healthcare delivery.

André holds various board appointments of companies in the healthcare sector.

Products & Services

Pharmaceutical Range

  • Generic Antiretroviral HIV drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain killers
  • Central nervous system drugs
  • Antihypertensive drug

What We Do

We source raw materials from leading global drug manufacturers.

What We Offer

  • Temperature-regulated and monitored warehousing of raw materials and finished goods
  • Logistics
  • Laboratory testing


Are your products approved for use?

All our products are licenced by BOMRA (Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority).

Do you sell to the public?
No, only to governments and companies.
Can you export to a customer based outside Botswana?

Yes, we can export products to any international customer. Contact our office for further inquiry.

Do you deliver?

Yes, deliver across Botswana. Contact our office for further inquiry.

Do you have any employment opportunities?

All open positions are advertised in local newspapers.

Where is Portfolio Pharmaceuticals Botswana (Pty) Ltd. located?
Plot No 43169, Phakalane, Gaborone, Botswana.


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