In Ebola-hit West Africa, Indian pharma to showcase its wares

Written by Ann Brown

From Business Standard

Even as the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa is causing worldwide concern, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is set to expand its footprint in the region with its first ever exhibition outside India.

The Pharmaceutical Export Council of India (Pharmexcil) will host the first ever exhibition outside India, dubbed IPHEX Africa 2014, Nov 24-26 this year at the Lagos Palace Hotel in the West African nation of Nigeria, a statement by Pharmexcil has said.

The choice of Nigeria is based on the growing pharmaceutical trade with India over the last few years. This year Nigeria has become the largest export destination of India’s pharmaceutical exports with a growth rate of 12.72%. The total exports from India to Nigeria increased to $384.30 million by the end of September this year, up from $340.92 million last year.


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