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Julphar’s investments in Ethiopia help meet local demand on affordable high quality medicines and reduce reliance on imports

In a step that reflects the growing importance of the Ethiopian market for its investments, Julphar, the leading UAE global pharmaceutical company, sponsored the inaugural of Ethiopia Healthcare Summit, which kicked off this week in the Addis Abeba, in presence of over 200 industry experts and investors.

By Carlos Lopes
When in March this year Guinean authorities reported the first positive tests for Ebola in the West African region, the news came as a surprise for scientists and were treated passively by most. After all Ebola had killed over a period of thirty years more than two thousand people, since it was first discovered in Yambuku, in the DRC. Never did it surface outside the Great Lakes and it has never been perceived as a threat for an entire country.

Students supported by Coca Cola

Thirty prospective university students with a chance to enter three state universities but are facing financial difficulties are to receive financial support and material assistance from East Africa Bottling S.C. (Coca Cola Ethiopia). The students will be admitted at Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar and Dire Dawa universities, which are all located in cities where the company has factories.