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Pharma tycoon backs NCHD

March 25, 2005. The News

By Our correspondent




ISLAMABAD: Richard A Smith, president Asian Operations of Eli Lilly One  of the leading pharmaceutical group of the world, Thursday called on Dr Nasim Ashraf Chairman Nation Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at his office in Prime Minister’s Secretariat Islamabad.

Richard highly appreciated the emerging economy of Pakistan under the able leadership of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said at the moment the investment environment is extremely suitable in Pakistan and foreign investors are likely to come to Pakistan in a big way.

He lauded the efforts of NCHD in the field of human development in Pakistan and said that Eli Lilly in honored to build partnership with NCHD the field of primary health care. He said that soon Eli Lilly will sign on Memorandum of Understanding with NCHD for bringing improvement in health indicators of the country.

The NCHD chairman briefed Richard about the ongoing health programmes under the patronage of NCHD in collaboration with Ministry of Health in which 2.8 million mothers have been educated about health care.




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