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Novartis Foundation supporting innovation in leprosy innovation

To identify ways to catalyze innovative solutions in global health, the Novartis Foundation partnered with the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, and participated in the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) hack-a-thon to co-create and drive solutions in maternal, newborn and child health challenges in low-income settings.

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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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18 Aug 2014
Ann Aerts recognized 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVOICE
Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation, has been recognized as being part of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Science Industry 2014 by PharmaVOICE.


10 Jun 2014
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.


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.




Driving innovative approaches in the fight against leprosy

Driving innovative approaches in the fight against leprosy

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Annual report 2012

The annual report 2012 of the Novartis Foundation is now available.

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