Novartis Foundation Leprosy Elimination Initiative

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Novartis Foundation Leprosy Elimination Initiative

The Novartis Foundation is convening experts from the global health and anti-leprosy community to discuss the current state of leprosy treatment and care, and how best to move forward together in the mission to finally eliminate leprosy. This two-day dialogue event is being held in Brasilia, Brazil and is co-hosted by the Novartis Foundation, the Nippon Foundation and Coordenação Geral de Hanseníase e Doenças em Eliminação in the Ministry of Health, Brazil.

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New Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Launches to Accelerate Progress Toward a World Without Leprosy
Innovation in science offers new opportunities and hope for achieving zero leprosy. The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy will coordinate research in new diagnostics, strategies to interrupt transmission, translation of new evidence into action, and will help strengthen national programs. World Leprosy Day (Jan 28) raises awareness of a...
Jan 26, 2018 8:30 AM ET
Novartis Foundation and Partners Call for a Global Effort to Make Leprosy History
July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/  - On July 7th, 2017 the Novartis Foundation and its partners published two articles that call for a global effort to make leprosy history. The reviews have been published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, a leading journal in infectious diseases.[i] The two...
Jul 10, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Novartis Foundation and Fiocruz Convene Global Experts on Strategies for Leprosy Detection
May 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On May 30, 2017 together with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a premier research institution in Brazil focused on public health, the Novartis Foundation is co-hosting an expert meeting entitled ‘Strategies to detect and interrupt the global transmission of leprosy’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The...
May 30, 2017 9:20 AM ET
World Leprosy Day: 4 Stories That Show the Ongoing Impact of Leprosy
As part of the Novartis Foundation’s effort to document the impact of leprosy on patients, their families and communities – as well as our work to stop it – we have added four new entries to our visual story-telling platform, called Global Health Stories. Shwe Zin Thai from...
Jan 30, 2017 1:05 AM ET
Novartis Foundation Showcases Progress In Leprosy Elimination Programs
Emerging evidence from first 18 months of LPEP program demonstrates operational feasibility integrating single-dose rifampicin into routine control programs in 6 countries Retrospective contact tracing of former leprosy patients in Cambodia initiates phase 2 to accelerate diagnosis Accuracy of first mobile phone-facilitated...
Sep 15, 2016 1:15 AM ET