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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). Read more.

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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.


18 Dec 2013
Novartis Foundation symposium 2013 examines disease elimination
This year, participants attending the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development symposium in Basel on 29th November 2013 came together to address a critical question: “What does it take to eliminate a disease?”


25 Oct 2013
A new strategy to curb the incidence of leprosy
In September 2013, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and a panel of leading experts presented a new strategy to curb the incidence of leprosy at the International Leprosy Congress in Brussels, Belgium. The strategy is based on a consensus reached at an expert meeting convened by the Novartis Foundation in Geneva in June 2013.


27 Sep 2013
Dialogue on community-based health insurance schemes in sub-Saharan Africa
On September 4th 2013, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) and the Microinsurance Innovation Facility of the International Labour Organization (ILO) co-hosted a dialogue event on “How to make health micro-insurance in sub-Saharan Africa work”.




Symposium - What does it take to eliminate a disease?

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