Novartis reaches agreement with Uganda to supply medicines that address the rapid rise of chronic diseases in the country. Uganda becomes the fifth country to launch the Novartis Access program.
July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of Health of Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Uganda. Novartis Access medicines will be made available to patients in public health facilities through the National Medical Stores and through faith-based health services. The program will also cover capacity-building activities, including NCD prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Novartis has a long-standing relationship and commitment to Africa, with decades of experience on the ground. Today, we are the third-largest multinational healthcare company on the continent, and we aim to become the leading healthcare company by tripling access to our medicines by 2018.
If someone asked you to characterize the biggest global health crisis in low and middle income countries, would non-communicable diseases (NCDs) come to mind? Probably not. With headlines focusing on infectious diseases like Ebola or influenza, the damaging societal effect of chronic diseases can get lost. In fact, NCDs like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer have the greatest impact on economic stability, governance, and workforce productivity.
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