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.
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.