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Novartis’ Egatan gains US approval for neglected tropical disease

Novartis’ Egatan gains US approval for neglected tropical disease

Novartis has a long-standing commitment to addressing global health challenges and supporting disease elimination efforts, in diseases such as leprosy, malaria and fascioliasis,” said Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis (below).

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  • Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy

    The new strategy focuses on interrupting leprosy transmission through early diagnosis and treatment, contact tracing of former patients, diagnostic tools and strict surveillance and response, according to Novartis. ... of the Novartis Foundation, which

  • Novartis to expand SMS for Life approach across Africa Novartis to expand SMS for Life approach across Africa

    SMS for Life now reaches all 5, 000 public health facilities across Tanzania, where the programme has also added the tracking of medicines for tuberculosis and leprosy.

  • Medicine donations helping in battle against tropical diseases Medicine donations helping in battle against tropical diseases

    By 2020, the WHO anticipates leprosy, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) and lymphatic filariasis to be eliminated worldwide, while rabies, chages disease, visceral leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis and

  • Navigating the minefield

    These include Mectizan for 'river blindness', Mycobutin for leprosy, Vibramycin for malaria and Capastat for tuberculosis.

  • Novartis extends WHO leprosy collaboration

    Novartis has announced it is to extend its collaboration with the World Health Organization to help end leprosy. ... Cases of leprosy have decreased 95 per cent over the past 20 years.

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