By David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture and Jürgen Brokatzky-Geiger, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Novartis
No child should ever die from a mosquito bite. Yet, today, in an era of extraordinary medical advancement, a child dies of mosquito-borne malaria every two minutes. Last year, this agonizing blood disease caused by the malaria parasite claimed nearly half a million lives—most of them children.
From June 4-7 Novartis scientists participate in the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health (WCC) in Mexico. This Congress brings together thousands of heart health professionals from around the world. One of the key topics is rheumatic heart disease (RHD).
Blog written by Harald Nusser, Global Head Novartis Access
While the headlines might focus on Ebola or yellow fever, Africa is slowly winning the fight against infectious diseases. They will remain a challenge for decades to come, but the real threat of the future is expected to come from elsewhere: non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Malaria is still one of the most deadly diseases in developing countries
Today is World Malaria Day. Malaria is preventable and curable, yet it is still one of the most deadly diseases in developing countries. Despite extraordinary progress in the fight against malaria over the last 15 years, the disease still claims the life of a child every two minutes.
The Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases convenes parasitology experts in Zambia
On April 4-8 2016, the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) held a Symposium on Parasitology in Lusaka, Zambia, bringing together international and local experts in the field with the aim of engaging in productive scientific exchange on parasitic diseases - including malaria, sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis), Chagas, leishmaniasis, and cryptosporidiosis.
Novartis will provide medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes
Syrian refugees in Lebanon suffering from chronic diseases face difficulties accessing diagnosis, medicines and ongoing care. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Novartis are partnering to improve care and treatment for the most vulnerable population in Lebanon. The objective is to establish a blueprint for improving diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for refugees, as well as members of their Lebanese host families, who suffer from chronic diseases.
Shipment includes medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions and breast cancer
We are pleased to announce that the first Novartis Access shipment has just been delivered to Kenya. This shipment includes medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions and breast cancer. The medicines are currently stored in the MEDS warehouse (Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies) in Nairobi. MEDS is a faith-based not-for-profit medical supply chain and capacity building organization in Kenya.