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Yusuf Hamied at home in Mumbai. Hamied is chairman and son of the founder of Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical firm that produces a range of generic drugs including antibiotics and those to treat HIV/AIDS. Many of these generic drugs are supplied to Developing World countries at a fraction of the cost of western-produced medicine. It is the generic drugs industry together with clauses in the WHO TRIPS agreement that allow countries to prioritise public need over the profits of multinational pharma firms. This effectively sustains the lives of millions of people living with HIV in Asia and Africa....Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Mumbai, India.February 25th 2008..THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS THE COPYRIGHT OF TOM PIETRASIK. THE PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM OTHER THAN THAT FOR WHICH PERMISSION WAS GRANTED. THE PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE STORED OR MANIPULATED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM TOM PIETRASIK...Tom Pietrasik.PHOTOGRAPHER.India tel: +91 9810614419.UK tel: +44 7710507916.Email: tom@tompietrasik.com.Website: tompietrasik.com
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Yusuf Hamied at home in Mumbai. Hamied is chairman and son of the founder of Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical firm that produces a range of generic drugs including antibiotics and those to treat HIV/AIDS. Many of these generic drugs are supplied to Developing World countries at a fraction of the cost of western-produced medicine. It is the generic drugs industry together with clauses in the WHO TRIPS agreement that allow countries to prioritise public need over the profits of multinational pharma firms. This effectively sustains the lives of millions of people living with HIV in Asia and Africa....Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Mumbai, India.February 25th 2008..THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS THE COPYRIGHT OF TOM PIETRASIK. THE PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM OTHER THAN THAT FOR WHICH PERMISSION WAS GRANTED. THE PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE STORED OR MANIPULATED WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM TOM PIETRASIK...Tom Pietrasik.PHOTOGRAPHER.India tel: +91 9810614419.UK tel: +44 7710507916.Email: tom@tompietrasik.com.Website: tompietrasik.com