The event, called “Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey,” will take place November 29, 2016, on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland and will also be webcast.

Oct 27, 2016

Novartis Access and the Novartis Foundation will be exploring solutions to the rise of chronic diseases in the developing world with experts from Novartis, academia and non-profit organizations speaking and attending. It will be an opportunity to look back on the lessons learned during the first year of Novartis Access, an innovative social business approach to treat chronic diseases in lower-income countries. Speakers from both Novartis and its partners will present findings and discuss how they addressed challenges in the implementation, one year into the program.

This event will also provide a broader view on how Novartis is working with other organizations to explore innovative approaches to address chronic diseases in lower income countries by both strengthening healthcare systems and improving access to medicines.

Event details

Speakers and panelists will include representatives from the World Health Organization, PATH, Red Cross, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Boston University and Emory University, as well as government delegates.

Joerg Reinhardt, Novartis Chairman, will also deliver a keynote address.

Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey

November 29, 2016
09:30 – 15:30 CET
Basel, Novartis Campus

This event will be available to watch via a live webcast on November 29.

Download the agenda for the event (PDF 53 KB)

Series of dialogue events on access

With Novartis Access, we know we will need to take a learning-by-doing approach together with our partners as we roll out the program. We are committed to transparency and dialogue – our series of stakeholder events endeavors to do just that. Find out more about previous dialogue events:

Enabling better access to medicine through inclusive business solutions
November 27, 2015

Watch the recap

Partnering for impact: addressing the burden of noncommunicable diseases in low-income countries
Novartis Access side event to the 2016 World Health Assembly, May 25, 2016

Watch the recap

Read a summary of the event