Juergen Brokatzky-Geiger appointed Global Head of Corporate Responsibility for Novartis
In the context of increasing importance of corporate responsibility both for Novartis and for our stakeholders, we have decided to reinforce our efforts by establishing a new, full-time position that will integrate the Corporate Responsibility activities across the company. Juergen Brokatzky-Geiger, currently Global Head of Human Resources, will become Global Head of Corporate Responsibility effective February 26, 2014. In this role he will replace George Gunn, who has led our CR efforts since 2011, while leading our Animal Health Division at the same time.
Interrupting the transmission of leprosy
The incidence of leprosy, an infectious disease that causes lumps and skin sores, has decreased by roughly 95%, but 233,000 new cases were reported in 2012.
Africa struggles to fill its health worker shortage
More than 1.5 million healthcare workers, including nurses and birthing attendants, are needed in Africa. The continent has 24% of the world’s disease burden.
Making headway against malaria in Africa
Malaria programs in sub-Saharan Africa are making progress by using insecticide-treated nets, diagnostic testing and Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy.
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