Sub-Saharan Africa

Novartis annonce une nouvelle stratégie pour fournir des traitements innovants à plus de patients en Afrique subsaharienne

Summary: 
  • Cette stratégie s’inscrit dans la continuité des Novartis Access Principles, qui visent à intégrer systématiquement des stratégies d’accès dans la manière dont l’entreprise recherche, développe et commercialise ses médicaments dans le monde entier

  • Une unité récemment formée pour l’Afrique subsaharienne déploiera des approches innovantes pour atteindre davantage de patients, sur l’ensemble de la pyramide des revenus

  • Novartis se base sur ses activités établies dans le domaine du paludisme, du cancer, de la drépanocytose et des maladies cardiovasculaires, ainsi que sur ses modèles d’entreprises sociales qui ont fait leurs preuves sur ce continent

  • L’Afrique supporte un quart du fardeau mondial des maladies, mais seuls 3% des professionnels de la santé dans le monde sont basés sur ce continent. Par ailleurs, moins de 1% des dépenses de santé mondiales sont réalisées en Afrique1.

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  • Cette stratégie s’inscrit dans la continuité des Novartis Access Principles, qui visent à intégrer systématiquement des stratégies d’accès dans la manière dont l’entreprise recherche, développe et commercialise ses médicaments dans le monde entier

  • Une unité récemment formée pour l’Afrique subsaharienne déploiera des approches innovantes pour atteindre davantage de patients, sur l’ensemble de la pyramide des revenus

  • Novartis se base sur ses activités établies dans le domaine du paludisme, du cancer, de la drépanocytose et des maladies cardiovasculaires, ainsi que sur ses modèles d’entreprises sociales qui ont fait leurs preuves sur ce continent

  • L’Afrique supporte un quart du fardeau mondial des maladies, mais seuls 3% des professionnels de la santé dans le monde sont basés sur ce continent. Par ailleurs, moins de 1% des dépenses de santé mondiales sont réalisées en Afrique1.

Novartis Announces New Strategy to Provide Innovative Medicines to More Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

Summary: 
  • The strategy is aligned with the Novartis Access Principles, which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally

  • A newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid

  • Novartis is building on its established activities in malaria, cancer, sickle cell and cardiovascular diseases as well as proven social business models on the continent

  • A quarter of the global disease burden is located in Africa, but only 3% of the world’s health workers are based on the continent and the share of the world’s health expenditure for Africa is below 1%.1

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  • The strategy is aligned with the Novartis Access Principles, which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally

  • A newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid

  • Novartis is building on its established activities in malaria, cancer, sickle cell and cardiovascular diseases as well as proven social business models on the continent

  • A quarter of the global disease burden is located in Africa, but only 3% of the world’s health workers are based on the continent and the share of the world’s health expenditure for Africa is below 1%.1

Financial Diaries: Lessons From Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa

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by Zoe So, Whole Planet Foundation Eastern/Southern Africa Regional Director 

One of the core assumptions of microfinance is that the ability to reach a large number of borrowers helps bring efficiencies, sustainability, and impact. Many microfinance organizations often talk about their success in terms of scale and big picture numbers: how many borrowers do they reach? How big has the loan portfolio grown?

Finding a Voice for Rwandan Healthcare

Global Health Corporate Champions in Kigali Collaborate to Communicate
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For more than a decade, Health Development Initiative (HDI), a local health organization located on the outskirts of Kigali, has attended to the critical and often taboo health needs of underrepresented Rwandans including the poor and LGBTQ communities. In Rwanda, participating in sexual activity as a youth, a sex worker, or a homosexual – HDI’s target healthcare recipients – is either illegal or so heavily stigmatized that it can destroy lives and fracture communities. Therefore, seeking – and providing – care for these individuals can be a risky endeavor.

Wood Fuels Key to Easing Food Insecurity Situation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Access to wood fuels for cooking must be considered when formulating policy to deal with food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers who advocate expanding the effort to improve wood-fuel systems and make them more sustainable.

World Malaria Day

“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
Summary: 
  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

In Africa, Natural Events and Surging Demand Place New Spotlight on Microgrids

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The impact of natural disasters on power grid resilience is increasingly gaining attention worldwide. Adapting lessons learned from high-profile incidents that have occurred elsewhere for the African continent, where energy supply is already intermittent, may provide opportunities to enhance the region’s energy system reliability through smart grid infrastructure solutions.

Old Mutual on Financial Education: Why it Matters

Financial education is the gateway to financial inclusion. We are enabling growing numbers of people to make informed decisions when using financial services.
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Why it matters

There are 350 million adults in sub-Saharan Africa. More than half have no ready access to financial services, and financial knowledge could be improved across all our markets.

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Monsanto’s Annual Pipeline Update Provides a Look into Agriculture's Future

Company Achieves Record Year In Project Advancements Across Diverse Platforms With Game-Changing Technologies Like Intacta RR2 PRO™ And FieldScripts® Among Products Headed To Market
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ST. LOUIS, January 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) annual research and development update marks the company’s largest advancement of products to date. The agricultural company announced today a record 29 products progressed in its pipeline with five of those headed to the commercial marketplace.

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