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Alcon Cares Project 100 Commits to Reducing Cataract Blindness Globally

Alcon Cares to donate 100 reprocessed Infiniti® units to clinics in underserved areas with the goal of performing 200,000 phaco cataract surgeries and training 400 doctors by the end of December 2020.
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Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, today announced Alcon Cares Project 100, which aims to reduce cataract blindness by providing equipment to perform phacoemulsification (or “phaco”), a key step in the cataract surgery procedure. Alcon Cares, a foundation that oversees equipment and product donations to those in need, will give 100 reprocessed Infiniti units to eligible clinics in Asia, Central and South America, and Africa over the next three years, making it one of the largest eye care equipment donations of its kind. 

Novartis Foundation Announces Implementation Partners for Better Hearts Better Cities Urban Health Initiative in São Paulo, Brazil

Today, the Novartis Foundation announces the creation of a network of global and local implementation partners who will work together to co-design interventions to address São Paulo’s urban priorities and improve cardiovascular health.
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Less than three months after the selection of São Paulo, Brazil as the third city of the urban health initiative Better Hearts Better Cities, the Novartis Foundation announced the creation of a network of global and local implementation partners.

Novartis Renews Commitment to Malaria Elimination, Investing USD 100 Million to Research and Develop Next-generation Antimalarials

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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools
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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools

Novartis Forms Alliance to Develop Medicines for Treating Infectious Diarrheal Disease

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  • Novartis receives funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for further development of Novartis drug candidate KDU731 for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis is the second leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children
  • Private companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other stakeholders need to work together to create sustainable solutions for global health issues.
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  • Novartis receives funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for further development of Novartis drug candidate KDU731 for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis is the second leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children
  • Private companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, and other stakeholders need to work together to create sustainable solutions for global health issues.

New Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Launches to Accelerate Progress Toward a World Without Leprosy

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy brings together organizations including the Novartis Foundation, ILEP, IDEA, the Task Force for Global Health and national leprosy programs, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO).
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  • Innovation in science offers new opportunities and hope for achieving zero leprosy.

  • The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy will coordinate research in new diagnostics, strategies to interrupt transmission, translation of new evidence into action, and will help strengthen national programs.

  • World Leprosy Day (Jan 28) raises awareness of a disease with more than 200,000 new diagnoses per year, primarily in India, Brazil and Indonesia.

Novartis Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

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For the fifth consecutive year, Novartis is publishing an annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report.  The report is divided into four chapters based on our CR material clusters: access to healthcare, innovation, patient health and safety and ethical business practices.  Each chapter provides readers with focused information on our approach and performance in each of these areas. 
 
The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.  And it supplements the CR chapter in the Novartis 2017 Annual Report.
 

30 Leading Companies with a Combined Revenue of USD $1.3 Trillion Join Forces to Implement the Circular Economy

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DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, over 30 leading companies across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through WBCSD’s newest initiative, Factor10. Collectively responsible for USD $1.3 trillion in annual revenues, the companies in Factor10 represent a powerful business effort scale up momentum for circular economy solutions.  

Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service Announce Successful Integration and Scale-up of Telemedicine Program

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  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.
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  • The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
  • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
  • National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
  • Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.

Novartis Foundation Aims to Improve Cardiovascular Health as the Better Hearts Better Cities Initiative Gains Momentum Announcing New Partners and Confirming São Paulo as the Third City

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  • Two new partners join the multisector initiative: the CDC Foundation and the American Heart Association.
  • São Paulo, Brazil has been selected as a third city for Better Hearts Better Cities, following Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Dakar, Senegal.
  • Better Hearts Better Cities has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and rolling out the first wave of interventions to improve cardiovascular health
Less than a year since its launch, the Novartis Foundation urban initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities, has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and developing a framework for action to improve cardiovascular health across
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  • Two new partners join the multisector initiative: the CDC Foundation and the American Heart Association.
  • São Paulo, Brazil has been selected as a third city for Better Hearts Better Cities, following Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Dakar, Senegal.
  • Better Hearts Better Cities has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and rolling out the first wave of interventions to improve cardiovascular health

Punjab Province in Pakistan Signs Agreement With Novartis Access Against Chronic Diseases

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  • Poor patients in Punjab will have access to high-quality  medicines against noncommunicable, chronic diseases thanks to agreement between government and Novartis Access
     
  • Punjab government will make medicines available free of charge through public sector hospitals from early 2018 onward
     
  • Pakistan is among the countries most affected by chronic diseases; more than half of its population lives in the Punjab province
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  • Poor patients in Punjab will have access to high-quality  medicines against noncommunicable, chronic diseases thanks to agreement between government and Novartis Access
     
  • Punjab government will make medicines available free of charge through public sector hospitals from early 2018 onward
     
  • Pakistan is among the countries most affected by chronic diseases; more than half of its population lives in the Punjab province

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