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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

The Novartis Foundation launches Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities with the University of Basel and other partners

The Novartis Foundation and the University of Basel, together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities. The initiative aims to address poor health in disadvantaged schools in South Africa.
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The Novartis Foundation and the University of Basel, together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities. The initiative aims to address poor health in disadvantaged schools in South Africa and is the first Novartis Foundation program to include the education sector, bringing new opportunities for achieving impact.

Novartis Access and Government of Cameroon Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Fight Chronic Diseases

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  • Novartis reaches agreement with Cameroon to supply medicines against chronic diseases for the poorest populations
  • Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services have started distributing medicines in selected parts of the country; capacity-building activities to kick off this month
  • Cameroon becomes the sixth country to launch Novartis Access
Novartis reaches agreement with Cameroon to supply medicines against chronic diseases for the poorest populations
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  • Novartis reaches agreement with Cameroon to supply medicines against chronic diseases for the poorest populations
  • Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services have started distributing medicines in selected parts of the country; capacity-building activities to kick off this month
  • Cameroon becomes the sixth country to launch Novartis Access

World Heart Day 2017 – a Global Vision for Healthy Hearts

On World Heart Day 2017, the Novartis Foundation and our partners are proud to report the ambitious steps we are taking around the world to tackle hypertension in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, account for nearly half of the world’s deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs).[1] With almost 75% of NCD deaths occurring in LMICs,[2] the Novartis Foundation recognizes the importance of World Heart Day in raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and promoting good heart health globally.

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