Healthy start for CurePharma

Healthy start for CurePharma

A Yorkshire pharmaceutical start-up launched by two University of Bradford graduates is set to help millions of people in Iraq every year access much needed medicines.

Medicines and pharmaceuticals wholesaler and distributor CurePharma has been launched by director, Mustafa Al-Shalechy and business development manager, Ali Alshamari, who have both gained pharmacy degrees to masters level at the university.

The company has been launched in a bid to export high-quality UK pharmaceutical and healthcare products to Iraq where many people cannot get access, or afford, adequate treatment for many chronic illnesses.

Al-Shalechy, 27, and Alshamari, 28, are planning their first exports to Baghdad later this year after gaining help from overseas trade specialist, Chamber International in establishing UK and overseas contacts to start exporting.

The duo have established CurePharma, based on Thorp Arch Estate, as an authorised wholesale distributor recognised by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Al-Shalechy said: “CurePharma is the result of ideas which we have evolved over the years and we are thrilled that we are to deliver our first export orders within six months and help people in Iraq get access to quality medicines which they can afford.

“Although some large pharmaceutical companies have bases in Iraq, good medicines are usually far too expensive for the general population. Most are poor quality, not available or out of reach in some part of the country to the point where you cannot get proper treatment if you suffer with conditions such as diabeties.”

David Attia of Chamber International added: “CurePharma has identified significant export potential which can improve access to quality medicines, which are often unavailable, in Iraq and which can then be developed throughout the Middle East.

“It is fascinating export project which, like all good ideas, meets a real need, and we are pleased to be assisting them.”

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