The event, called “Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries: the patient journey,” will take place November 29, 2016, on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland and will also be webcast, announced Novartis on Sunday.
The joint dialogue event is co-hosted by Novartis Access and the Novartis Foundation(link is external), 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 dialogue 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.