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Lilly and International Council of Nurses Win Partnership Award From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center
Date:11/19/2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) won a Corporate Citizenship Award at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC)'s 9th annual dinner and celebration last night at the National Building Museum. Lilly and ICN were recognized for their groundbreaking work in combating the rising global threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- TB) worldwide. A unique voting system landed Lilly and ICN as this year's winner of the Partnership Award. Thousands of online voters cast their ballots on BCLC's Web site during the one-month selection process.

"The prevalence of preventable, but lethal, diseases is a major hurdle to sustainable global development," said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "Congratulations and thank you to Lilly and its partner, ICN, for helping create a more healthy and prosperous world."

Through its partnership with Lilly, ICN offers training and education programs that are supplemented by global teaching resources, E-tools, and an annual awards program that honors nursing excellence in each of the high-burden TB countries.

ICN/Lilly 2007 award recipient, Kefilwe Mamagoale Mathlala, chief nurse and active nurse educator based at the Witbank TB Hospital in South Africa, emphasized the fundamental motivator for nurses caring for patients with TB and MDR-TB. "What I like most is when I see a patient cured and going home," she said.

Lilly CEO and President John Lechleiter, who accepted the award on Lilly's behalf, thanked Lilly's 17 partners working in 60 countries and communities throughout the world for their dedication to achieving the World Health Organization's goal of treating 50 million people by 2015.

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