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Pfizer Joins With Bangladesh Bank On Rural Co-op Clinic Project

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A bank in Bangladesh and U.S. drug maker Pfizer are joining forces to make affordable health care available as private insurance for poor people on a global basis. Pfizer plans to lend three senior employees to the project for a year and provide $200,000 to help expand a co-operative network of rural clinics developed by Bangladesh's Grameen Bank. The clinics are funded by low-cost, pre-paid premiums and low payback fees. Pfizer sees the project as enhancing its plan to expand business beyond sales into profit-making health care. (Click here for more

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