We are committed to bringing more of our medicines to more people, regardless of where they are. In fact, it is one of our core 5 key strategies. We have established the Novartis Access Principles in order to help us drive that commitment. These strategies include adopting innovative pricing and access models, refocusing research and development based on society’s healthcare needs, and supporting approaches to strengthen healthcare systems. For all our new medicines, we systematically integrate access strategies in how we research, develop and deliver globally. We help design and deliver innovative approaches to drive better outcomes and affordable solutions and this is the key measure to our success.
Sandoz, the generics arm of Novartis, fundamentally believes that health outcomes for patients can be improved everywhere if more people are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and if the right medicines get to more people.
The Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge invites entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of digital technology to submit ideas with the potential to complement - or even positively disrupt - established approaches to driving access to healthcare.
Sandoz is determined to play a leading role in driving access to global healthcare by focusing on areas of unmet medical need. Sandoz sees the future of medicine as driven by increasingly strong collaboration between healthcare companies and external partners, and the goal of Sandoz HACk is to help make this vision a reality - by identifying and supporting small, practical ideas with the potential to spark big change.