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Novartis Access and Government of Uganda Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Novartis reaches agreement with Uganda to supply medicines that address the rapid rise of chronic diseases in the country. Uganda becomes the fifth country to launch the Novartis Access program.
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July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of Health of Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Uganda. Novartis Access medicines will be made available to patients in public health facilities through the National Medical Stores and through faith-based health services. The program will also cover capacity-building activities, including NCD prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

Novartis Access and Government of Pakistan Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Novartis reaches agreement with Pakistan to supply medicines that address the rapid rise of chronic illness among poor people in the world's sixth most populous nation.
Press Release

May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Pakistan. Novartis Access medicines will be made available to the poorest population through hospitals under the Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Program.

The Key to Fighting Chronic Disease in South-East Asia: Young People

More than half the ASEAN region’s 630 million people are under age 30. Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, says that to fight the rise of chronic disease in South East Asia we need to inform its youth on the importance of healthy lifestyles.
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How Smart Partnerships Can Help Us Fight Chronic Diseases in Africa

As WEF Africa gets underway, Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, emphasizes how novel solutions between the public and the private sector are needed to effectively fight the rising epidemic of chronic diseases in Africa
Blog

We all agree we need partnerships between the public and the private sector to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) require a better understanding between partners and innovation around institutional structures to ensure accountability, risk and benefit sharing, and value for money. These are fine words but, as the representative of a large, research-based multinational, I have found that things are not always that simple... 

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
Press Release

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 Access Shares One-year Learnings and Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Rwanda

Summary: 
  • Rwanda becomes third country to launch Novartis Access portfolio against chronic diseases with first deliveries planned in early 2017
  • Since September 2015, Novartis Access has delivered more than 100,000 monthly treatments to Kenya, Ethiopia and Lebanon*
  • First-year learnings underline broader systemic issues in roll-out countries
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  • Rwanda becomes third country to launch Novartis Access portfolio against chronic diseases with first deliveries planned in early 2017
  • Since September 2015, Novartis Access has delivered more than 100,000 monthly treatments to Kenya, Ethiopia and Lebanon*
  • First-year learnings underline broader systemic issues in roll-out countries

Join the Webcast: Novartis Dialogue to Explore Solutions to the Rise of Chronic Diseases in the Developing World

The event “Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey,” will take place November 29, 2016.
Press Release

November 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The event “Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey,” will take place November 29, 2016.

Novartis Access and the Novartis Foundation will be discussing chronic diseases with experts from academia and non-profit organizations speaking and attending.

Novartis Improves Ranking in 2016 Access to Medicine Index

Summary: 
  • Novartis ranks third in 2016 ranking
  • Company tops the industry in access-to-medicine management and capacity building

  • Novartis integrated access strategy addressing all income segments stands out as best practice

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  • Novartis ranks third in 2016 ranking
  • Company tops the industry in access-to-medicine management and capacity building

  • Novartis integrated access strategy addressing all income segments stands out as best practice

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