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Watch: Together We Can End Malaria for Good - New Videos from Novartis Mark World Malaria Day

The fight against malaria continues to advance, led by the hard work of countless people. On World Malaria Day, meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories.
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Novartis is proud of the passion of our people and their dedication to the fight against malaria.

Meet some of the faces behind the Novartis Malaria Initiative and listen to their stories in our new series of videos:

Watch the full video - Together we can end malaria for good

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The Specter of Malaria That Resists Treatment, New Photo Essay from Novartis

The fight against malaria continues to advance, led by the hard work of countless people in their communities. On World Malaria Day, a new photo essay from Novartis presents a collection of scenes on the ground.
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The fight against malaria continues to advance in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, led by the hard work of countless people like Agnes Akoth and Dismus Mwalukwanda, who head out every day to their communities with a firm belief that they can make a difference.

Sandoz Announces Winners of Inaugural Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk)

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  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.
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  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.

Broadband Commission Working Group: New Report on Digital Health Released

Despite its promise, digital health is yet to reach scale in many of the countries which need it most. A new report from the Novartis Foundation, Nokia and the Broadband Commission Working Group on Digital Health explores what it takes to change this.
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The potential for harnessing the exponential growth in information and communications technology (ICT) to meet health challenges is clear. Mobile is the fastest adopted technology of all time: in 1991, mobile cellular penetration stood at less than 1%, compared to 99.7% in 2016 – and there will be an estimated 5.6 billion smartphones by 2020. Around 90% of that growth will come from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Novartis Foundation Dialogue Explores Urban Health Challenges in Africa

More than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas and healthcare services in growing cities are struggling. Experts from around the world are in Cape Town this week to discuss this growing health challenge.
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Rapid urbanization in low- and middle-income countries is having a significant impact on the health and wellbeing on the world’s population.  For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in an urban area – and by 2050, it’s estimated that 70% of will be living in towns and cities. Healthcare services in growing cities are struggling, and are already swamped with ongoing challenges like infectious diseases.

World Leprosy Day: 4 Stories That Show the Ongoing Impact of Leprosy

The Novartis Foundation shares four new Global Health Stories to highlight the impact of leprosy on patients, families and communities and our work to stop it.
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As part of the Novartis Foundation’s effort to document the impact of leprosy on patients, their families and communities – as well as our work to stop it – we have added four new entries to our visual story-telling platform, called Global Health Stories.

Novartis Releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report

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Novartis has published its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report for 2016. This year’s report provides even more context on the company’s CR performance, as well as views and comments on trends and challenges within the healthcare industry. 

This is the fourth consecutive year Novartis has published an annual CR Performance Report. In 2016, we again structured our report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 guidelines, with disclosure at “comprehensive” level.

Novartis Joins Global Initiative to Fight the Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases

Novartis joins more than 20 leading biopharmaceutical companies to launch “Access Accelerated”, a global initiative to further advance access to prevention and care for noncommunicable diseases in low and lower-middle income countries
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January 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On January 18, 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Novartis joins more than 20 leading biopharmaceutical companies to launch “Access Accelerated”, a global initiative to further advance access to prevention and care for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low and lower-middle income countries (LICs and LMICs).

Novartis Dialogue Explores Response to Chronic Illness in Poor Countries

Health experts from around the world met on November 29 to discuss ways to tackle an emerging crisis.
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December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer are a growing threat in the world’s poorest countries and public health experts from around the world met on November 29 to explore ways of tackling this silent epidemic. Chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer are a growing threat in the world’s poorest countries and public health experts from around the world met on November 29 to explore ways of tackling this silent epidemic.

Novartis Launches SMS for Life 2.0 in Nigeria to Help Improve Access to Essential Medicines

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  • SMS for Life 2.0 launches for the first time in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s third most populous region, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health

  • Program uses smartphones and tablet computers to improve access to medicines and increase disease surveillance, helping to provide better care for patients

  • Initiative builds on the success of award-winning SMS for Life and will introduce eLearning for local healthcare workers
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  • SMS for Life 2.0 launches for the first time in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s third most populous region, in collaboration with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health

  • Program uses smartphones and tablet computers to improve access to medicines and increase disease surveillance, helping to provide better care for patients

  • Initiative builds on the success of award-winning SMS for Life and will introduce eLearning for local healthcare workers

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