noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

Partnering for Change, Committing to Learning


Strategic learning and evaluation are critical tools for cross-sector collaboration. In the latest FSG blog, we share lessons from our work with Partnering4Change (P4C)—a global partnership between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Danish Red Cross, and Novo Nordisk—to tackle the growing issue of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in humanitarian crises.

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.
Press Release

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.

AfricaRise: Novartis in Africa

Focusing on patients, fueling growth

Novartis has a long-standing relationship and commitment to Africa, with decades of experience on the ground. Today, we are the third-largest multinational healthcare company on the continent, and we aim to become the leading healthcare company by tripling access to our medicines by 2018.

Lilly: An Unexpected Global Health Threat


If someone asked you to characterize the biggest global health crisis in low and middle income countries, would non-communicable diseases (NCDs) come to mind? Probably not. With headlines focusing on infectious diseases like Ebola or influenza, the damaging societal effect of chronic diseases can get lost. In fact, NCDs like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have the greatest impact on economic stability, governance, and workforce productivity. 

Lilly: A Collective Impact Approach to Global Partnerships


Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs, Evan Lee, M.D.

Greater Twin Cities United Way and Medtronic Join Forces to Advance Health Equity in Minnesota

Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, August 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ Greater Twin Cities United Way today strengthened their long-standing commitment to improving the health and well-being of Twin Cities’ communities by teaming up with Medtronic Philanthropy on a new partnership designed to promote access to quality healthcare in the region.

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