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Novartis Story Celebrates a Life Dedicated to Fighting Malaria

As World Mosquito Day approaches, revisit this story from the Novartis archives celebrating the hard work done by Agnes Akoth to fight against malaria in Kenya.
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In Kenya, about three-quarters of the population is at risk for malaria, and all four species of the malaria parasite that infect humans occur in the country. Although there has been substantial progress, malaria remains the leading cause of mortality in Kenya, killing an estimated 30,000 people every year, most of them children under 5 years old.

Watch: Healthcare Access Pioneer Doc Mae on Making a Difference for Children with Cancer

New short film by Sandoz, a Novartis Division, celebrates the work of Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo, a Pediatric Oncologist in the Philippines who has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding ways to overcome healthcare access challenges
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Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo is a Pediatric Oncologist at the Southern Philippines Medical Center. She has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding new ways to overcome the healthcare access challenges children, families and healthcare professionals face on the island of Mindanao. Doc Mae’s work is supported by World Child Cancer and Sandoz. Sandoz is proud to support healthcare access pioneers like Doc Mae.

Sandoz Expands Partnership with World Child Cancer, to Help Children Access Treatment in Four Developing Countries

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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare
Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare

Lessons from Malaria Can Help Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Following the G20, Joerg Reinhardt, Chairman of the Novartis Board of Directors, reflects on how to fight rising antimicrobial resistance
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ZURICH, Switzerland, July 20, 2017/3BL Media/ – Two weeks ago, G20 leaders committed to working together to address one of the world’s most pressing and perplexing security threats: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a fierce and evolving adversary against which conventional therapeutic weapons are of no use.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Call for a Global Effort to Make Leprosy History

In two articles in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, the Novartis Foundation and its partners review the historic and future innovations and game-changing strategies in leprosy elimination, calling for a global effort to make leprosy history.
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July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/  - On July 7th, 2017 the Novartis Foundation and its partners published two articles that call for a global effort to make leprosy history. The reviews have been published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, a leading journal in infectious diseases.[i]

Novartis Access and Government of Uganda Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Novartis reaches agreement with Uganda to supply medicines that address the rapid rise of chronic diseases in the country. Uganda becomes the fifth country to launch the Novartis Access program.
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July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of Health of Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Uganda. Novartis Access medicines will be made available to patients in public health facilities through the National Medical Stores and through faith-based health services. The program will also cover capacity-building activities, including NCD prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Novartis Foundation and Fiocruz Convene Global Experts on Strategies for Leprosy Detection

Today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, researchers, policy makers and public partners with a shared interest in determining strategies to detect leprosy and stop its global transmission come together
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May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On May 30, 2017 together with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a premier research institution in Brazil focused on public health, the Novartis Foundation is co-hosting an expert meeting entitled ‘Strategies to detect and interrupt the global transmission of leprosy’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

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