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Asian Malaria Endgame Threatened by Resistance to Insecticides and Malaria Treatments

Asian experts surveyed in a new report fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease.
Summary: 
  • Asian experts fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease
  • Another major hurdle to meeting elimination targets in South and Southeast Asia will be reaching mobile and migrant populations in remote areas
  • Elimination will also depend on countries in the region maintaining malaria expertise as they develop their primary healthcare services
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  • Asian experts fear that the last mile in malaria elimination in the region is threatened by increasing resistance to antimalarials and insecticides – new tools will be needed to defeat the disease
  • Another major hurdle to meeting elimination targets in South and Southeast Asia will be reaching mobile and migrant populations in remote areas
  • Elimination will also depend on countries in the region maintaining malaria expertise as they develop their primary healthcare services

Europe-Africa Partnership Spearheads Development of Next-generation Antimalarial Drug

Summary: 
  • The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture.
  • The grant will support African trials of a novel antimalarial combination comprising KAF156 (ganaplacide) and lumefantrine in a new once-daily formulation. KAF156 has demonstrated the potential to treat resistant malaria and to be administered as a single dose.
  • The grant will also help to build and strengthen research capabilities in the four participating African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger.
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  • The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture.
  • The grant will support African trials of a novel antimalarial combination comprising KAF156 (ganaplacide) and lumefantrine in a new once-daily formulation. KAF156 has demonstrated the potential to treat resistant malaria and to be administered as a single dose.
  • The grant will also help to build and strengthen research capabilities in the four participating African countries: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Niger.

Novartis Foundation and Microsoft Partner to Develop AI-Enabled Digital Health Tool for Early Leprosy Detection

The Novartis Foundation and Microsoft are partnering to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Digital Health tool and a Leprosy Intelligent Image Atlas to aid in the early detection of leprosy
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BASEL, Switzerland, March 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  – The Novartis Foundation and Microsoft are partnering to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Digital Health tool and a Leprosy Intelligent Image Atlas to aid in the early detection of leprosy. Over 200,000 people are diagnosed with leprosy every year. Brazil, India, and Indonesia account for about 80% of new cases. If untreated, patients are left with lifelong disabilities and are often stigmatized in their societies.

Novartis Joins the Global Chagas Disease Coalition and Also Announces First Multinational, Prospective, Randomized Study in People With Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy

Summary: 
  • Study is planned to assess efficacy and safety of Entresto® (sacubitril / valsartan) vs enalapril in 900 patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy; recruitment is planned to commence within 2019
  • Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening neglected disease, affecting approximately six million people worldwide1,2, mostly in Latin America; up to 30% of chronically infected people develop cardiac disorders3
  • Chagas cardiomyopathy is the most important clinical manifestation of the disease, resulting in the majority of morbidity and mortality4
  • The Global Chagas Disease Coalition is a collaborative alliance, which aims to increase awareness of Chagas disease and foster synergies in controlling the disease and promoting access to diagnosis and treatment5
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  • Study is planned to assess efficacy and safety of Entresto® (sacubitril / valsartan) vs enalapril in 900 patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy; recruitment is planned to commence within 2019
  • Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening neglected disease, affecting approximately six million people worldwide1,2, mostly in Latin America; up to 30% of chronically infected people develop cardiac disorders3
  • Chagas cardiomyopathy is the most important clinical manifestation of the disease, resulting in the majority of morbidity and mortality4
  • The Global Chagas Disease Coalition is a collaborative alliance, which aims to increase awareness of Chagas disease and foster synergies in controlling the disease and promoting access to diagnosis and treatment5

Novartis Receives FDA Approval for Egaten® for the Treatment of Fascioliasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease

Summary: 
  • Egaten is the only drug approved in the US for the treatment of people with fascioliasis and is currently the only treatment recommended by the WHO

  • Fascioliasis, commonly known as liver fluke infestation, is estimated to infect 2.4 million people globally1

  • Novartis has been donating Egaten to the WHO since 2005, helping to treat around 2 million patients in more than 30 countries

  • FDA approval reinforces the company’s commitment to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases including fascioliasis, leprosy and malaria

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  • Egaten is the only drug approved in the US for the treatment of people with fascioliasis and is currently the only treatment recommended by the WHO

  • Fascioliasis, commonly known as liver fluke infestation, is estimated to infect 2.4 million people globally1

  • Novartis has been donating Egaten to the WHO since 2005, helping to treat around 2 million patients in more than 30 countries

  • FDA approval reinforces the company’s commitment to reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases including fascioliasis, leprosy and malaria

Novartis Releases Novartis in Society 2018 Report

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For the sixth consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Novartis in Society report (formerly our Corporate Responsibility Report).

Sandoz Certified Global Top Employer 2019

Summary: 
  • Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings globally
  • The Top Employers Institute is generally acknowledged as the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices
  • This exclusive certification underlines our commitment to build a great place to work, based on a strong purpose-driven strategy
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  • Sandoz has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings globally
  • The Top Employers Institute is generally acknowledged as the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices
  • This exclusive certification underlines our commitment to build a great place to work, based on a strong purpose-driven strategy

Government of Ghana Launches First of Its Kind Public-Private Partnership With Novartis to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of People With Sickle Cell Disease

Summary: 
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1
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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1

Sandoz Selects Three Finalists for Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk) From Over 400 Global Entries

Summary: 
  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging
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  • Competition generated ideas from more than 400 entrants in 80 countries – three shortlisted entrants from Uganda, the US and the Netherlands
  • Three finalists shared innovative uses of artificial intelligence, mobile apps and digital therapeutics to address local healthcare access challenges
  • Finalists will participate in a four-day “accelerator event” in March, collaborating with Sandoz to further refine their ideas, immediately ahead of final judging

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