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Novartis Dialogue Explores Response To Chronic Illness In Poor Countries

Posted by On December 16, 2016

December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer are a growing threat in the world’s poorest countries and public health experts from around the world met on November 29 to explore ways of tackling this silent epidemic. Chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer are a growing threat in the world’s poorest countries and public health experts from around the world met on November 29 to explore ways of tackling this silent epidemic.

Participants at the event “Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey”, organized by Novartis Access and the Novartis Foundation, discussed an array of solutions that will likely be needed to mount an effective response.

Some of the most important steps could include improving access to affordable medicines, supporting better education about chronic diseases, using technology in new ways to aid awareness and treatment, and building effective partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Speakers and panelists included representatives from the World Health Organization, PATH, 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, also delivered a keynote address.

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