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AmeriCares Launches India Operations
Date:11/5/2008

are deepening our commitment to the region in order to help more people live longer, healthier lives. AmeriCares India allows us to channel the philanthropic commitment of India's domestic and multinational pharmaceutical industry effectively and efficiently to fill immediate supply gaps in hospitals and clinics serving the poor. Additionally, AmeriCares India will increase AmeriCares quick response to emergencies and natural disasters in Asia and Northern Africa."

Donated medicines play a key role in addressing supply gaps that hinder health care providers from delivering effective care in resource-poor and disaster-struck communities. The thriving Indian pharmaceutical industry, which is one of the world's largest manufacturers of drugs and medical supplies, has welcomed AmeriCares India, appreciating the opportunity to increase the scale, effectiveness and reach of its product donations.

Prof. (Dr.) Purvish M. Parikh, Managing Director, AmeriCares India said, "With an office at Khar and warehouse located in Bhiwandi, Mumbai, we are able to reach more people not only in all corners of India but also around this part of the world. The World Health Organization estimates more than 2 billion people around the world have inadequate access to medicine. Of those, more than one-third (700 million people) live in India. To improve the availability of medicines to indigent communities and disaster prone states in India, AmeriCares is replicating in India its already successful global medical assistance and emergency response programs. Our new Mumbai office is strategically located to deliver this promise."

"AmeriCares is building upon a long and successful history in the country. This enables us to accept and distribute donations of high- quality medicines from India's burgeoning pharmaceutical industry, and provide medical assistance to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health programs in India and neighboring Africa and Asia. The Baxt
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