COVID-19 Information Center

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COVID-19 Information Center

Novartis is responding to COVID-19 with safety of associates and patients globally our primary concern. We are also contributing to research efforts, supporting communities and ensuring stable supply and price of essential medicines. This information center provides a central hub for updates, guidance and other resources.

Novartis response to COVID-19

In the face of a global crisis, Novartis has quickly mobilized R&D capabilities, medicines, clinical trials expertise and philanthropic aid to address the coronavirus disease pandemic.

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Latest news

Sandoz responds to increased demand for antibiotics and other essential medicines for patients during COVID-19

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Sandoz initiates program supporting HCPs globally

Educational program to share knowledge and best practice on COVID-19 among HCPs globally.

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International Rescue Committee announces $1 million contribution from Novartis in support of COVID-19 response in East Africa

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COVID-19: A visual tour of scientific strategies for combating coronavirus

Researchers around the world are collaborating to provide solutions to immediate and future challenges.

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Guidance
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    Patients and Caregivers

    Novartis is working to ensure supply of our medicines, enhance virtual services, protect the integrity of clinical trials and support patient organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Healthcare Professionals

    Novartis is working closely with healthcare professionals during the coronavirus disease pandemic. We are embracing new ways of working and have rapidly scaled up multichannel engagement.

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    Investors and Shareholders

    Novartis is regularly updating our Investor and Shareholder communities on the impact of COVID-19 and our response.

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    Job candidates

    Novartis is supporting candidates during the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time interviews will continue as planned and, where appropriate, will be switched to virtual interviews using readily available technology.

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    Suppliers

    Novartis is providing suppliers with recommended good practices guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the most up-to-date World Health Organization (WHO) technical information.

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    COVID-19 country resources

    Novartis provides country-specific information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in local languages.

Clinical trials

COVID-19: Clinical trial comes together in weeks to address coronavirus

Researchers race to put hydroxychloroquine to the test in a large study.

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Going the extra mile to keep clinical trials on track during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Novartis team couriers an experimental treatment across Europe to a patient as transit grinds to a halt.

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Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund

Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund is providing urgently-needed support for healthcare workers and communities in over 50 projects around the world.

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Research and collaborations
Perspectives

Joining Monocle’s The Big Interview Podcast

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan joins Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé to talk about crisis management, the vaccine race and the future of work during episode 114 of The Big Interview.

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Applying H1N1 learnings to COVID-19 pandemic

NYSE called Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan to learn how Novartis is applying what they learned from fighting H1N1 to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Moving from speculation to science during a pandemic

Florencia Segal’s experiences prepared her to lead the rapid design of a large COVID-19 clinical trial.

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Navigating cancer in the age of COVID-19

President of Novartis Oncology Susanne Schaffert speaks with oncology experts to share insights and offer hope on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources