March 31, 2014
A UK-based company, GlaxoSmithKline, has trained 3,000 Ethiopians on extension services ahead of its planned investment in Ethiopia’s health sector, sources said Monday.The company’s vice president and East Africa regional director Dr. Allan Pamba, said the training follows a feasibility study carried out in the country.
Dr. Pamba made the statement at the weekend when he held talks with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom in Addis Ababa.
He said GlaxoSmithKline planned to have a strong presence in Ethiopia by the end of the year, and assured the minister that the country would be the leader in the regional market.
But he said the company will not succeed without government’s assistance.
In the meantime, he said the company was already providing basic educational services to the communities in which it will establish its offices.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc, is a British multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company which produces drugs for asthma, cancer and diabetes among others.
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