Novartis Access: Medicines to treat chronic diseases in lower-income countries

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Novartis Access: Medicines to treat chronic diseases in lower-income countries

Novartis recently announced the launch of the Novartis Access Portfolio, a first-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer in low and middle income countries.

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Time to Talk about Partnerships for Access to Medicines
Access to healthcare is making controversial headlines these days as the report of the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines set up by the Secretary-General of the United Nations was just released. We need to move away from ideological disputes about intellectual property and focus on how we can help patients receive the treatments they need now. Any solution to the access challenge...
Sep 22, 2016 1:00 AM ET
Kenya Red Cross Society and Novartis Join Forces
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has announced a partnership with Novartis to improve access to prevention, treatment, and care of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Kenya. As part of the new partnership with Novartis, KRCS will train health workers, community volunteers and scale up screening at community and facility level for NCDs over the next three years. KRCS will also purchase...
Aug 23, 2016 1:05 PM ET
« Prix Hermès de l'innovation » for Novartis Access
Novartis Access is the 2016 winner of the "Prix Hermès de l'innovation"  in the category “Improvement of the human condition”.  Jürgen Brokatzky-Geiger, Global Head Corporate Responsibility, collected the award during the official ceremony in Paris on June 14. The "Prix Hermès de l'innovation" recognizes companies or organizations which have excelled in integrating the best state of...
Jul 4, 2016 12:10 PM ET
Perfecting Access Through Embedded Sustainability, Pooling Resources and Consolidating Expertise
Anthony Gitau is Country Head of Novartis Access and Familia Nawiri in Kenya. In his current role, Anthony Gitau is in charge of implementing and scaling up the two social business programs of Novartis in Kenya. These are meant to empower people living at the base of the pyramid to take control of their health and to give them access to quality affordable healthcare services and products. ...
Jun 21, 2016 5:10 AM ET
Expanding Access to Affordable Treatments Against Chronic Diseases
On May 25, Novartis Access held its second stakeholder dialogue in conjunction with the 2016 World Health Assembly to share first learnings from the Kenya launch, and to continue the discussion on how to address the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in lower-income countries. This event is part of the company’s public commitment to transparency and open dialogue with stakeholders as...
Jun 2, 2016 3:50 AM ET