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Juergen Lauterbach visited Julphar Ethiopia on 24th & 25th February 2020

Mr Juergen Lauterbach visited Julphar Ethiopia on 24th & 25th February 2020. On the 24th of February, he had a tour of the factory, a traditional coffee ceremony and a gallery walk where heads of departments presented their 2019 achievements & challenges and objectives for 2020 in a poster presentation format. The next morning was opened by a business review on Julphar Ethiopia’s achievements, challenges, objectives and vision. His trip was concluded by an external stakeholder meeting with the Deputy Director of the government pharmaceutical procurement agency, Ethiopian Pharmaceutical & Supply Agency (EPSA). The main discussion point of the stakeholder meeting was how Julphar and EPSA can work together to strengthen the pharmaceutical sector of Ethiopia with major emphasis on local manufacturing capacity. The Deputy Directory of EPSA thanked Julphar Ethiopia & Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries for showing clear improvements on the provision of medicines, responsiveness and strengthening the partnership. Following his trip, Mr Juergen Stated, “The Ethiopian market offers a very promising opportunity for Julphar. It was a pleasure to meet the Julphar Ethiopia team and get to know more about our activities in the market. With our competent & dynamic team and our local manufacturing facility we are well positioned to become one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country.”