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Novartis Foundation to work with Netherlands Leprosy Relief to help interrupt leprosy transmission

The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) today announced their collaboration with national leprosy programs and other International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) partners to interrupt transmission of leprosy. 
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Feature on leprosy

The Novartis Foundation's leprosy project in Cambodia was featured in an edition of 'The Cure', a healthcare program on Al Jazeera.

You can watch the program by clicking on this link (outside US only)

The Novartis Foundation is working with the Cambodian national leprosy program and the CIOMAL Foundation to implement a pilot project tracking former leprosy patients and conducting contact tracing to identify undetected patients among friends and relatives. The project also improves local expertise on leprosy diagnosis, and reduces stigma through awareness campaigns and theatre. Read more.


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22 May 2014
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and experts publish editorial on new leprosy strategy
The Novartis Foundation and experts publish editorial in Leprosy Review, on the role of contact tracing and prevention strategies under the new Novartis Foundation-led strategy to interrupt the transmission of leprosy.


23 Apr 2014
Novartis Foundation commemorates World Malaria Day with new partnership for malaria elimination
On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, Novartis Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership for malaria elimination in Namibia.


03 Apr 2014
Meet the Novartis Foundation at Geneva Health Forum 2014
The Novartis Foundation team and partners will be at the 2014 Geneva Health Forum from 15 – 17 April at the Geneva International Conference Center (CICG).


20 Jan 2014
Novartis Foundation and World Leprosy Day 2014
The Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day 2014, reaffirming its commitment in the fight against leprosy with the implementation of its new leprosy strategy.




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