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  • Title: Home - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: .. news.. |.. media.. contact.. sitemap.. Home.. Corporate.. responsibility.. International.. health.. Projects.. Symposium.. Publications.. About us.. Introduction.. The right to health.. Human rights and business.. UN Global Compact.. Access to healthcare services.. Leprosy.. Tuberculosis.. Malaria.. Psychosocial well-being.. Principles and criteria.. Methods.. Project map.. Project management.. Telemedicine in Ghana.. The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Tanzania.. Access to healthcare services in Mali.. E-learning for children's and women's health.. Training center for health in Tanzania.. Initiative for psychosocial support, Southern Africa.. Leprosy initiative.. Patient-centered TB treatment in Tanzania.. Access to malaria treatment in Tanzania.. Small-scale projects.. Finished programs.. Enabling dialog.. Disease elimination (2013).. Psychosocial support (2012).. New media (2011).. Millennium Development Goals (2010).. World economic ethics (2009).. Dare to dialog? (2008).. Making aid work (2007).. Development cooperation at a crossroads (2006).. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change (2005).. The right to health (2004).. Human rights and the private sector (2003).. Development, governance and the private sector (2002).. Health and development (2001).. Nutrition and development (2000).. Development cooperation in the 21st century (1999).. Corporate responsibility.. International health.. About the foundation.. Team.. Board of trustees.. Our partners.. Our working method.. Our history.. Media.. English.. Deutsch.. Top news.. Dialogue on community-based health insurance schemes in sub-Saharan Africa.. On September 4th 2013, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) and the Microinsurance Innovation Facility of the International Labour Organization (ILO) co-hosted a dialogue event on How to make health micro-insurance in sub-Saharan Africa work.. Read more.. 2.. 5 billion people still live on USD 2 or less a day and thus struggle to meet their  ...   will take the role as Chairman of the Board overseeing the NFSD.. 31 Jul 2013.. First course of IMPACtt on Essential Newborn Care released and available for download.. The first e-learning course of IMPACtt Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth training tool has been released and is now available for download.. This release is the first of four IMPACtt courses to be developed toward improving training in maternal and newborn health.. 31 May 2013.. Conference at Columbia University.. On 11 March 2013, experts from the Novartis Foundation, the Ifakara Health Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute gathered at Columbia University's Earth Institute in New York to discuss challenges and advances in the field of access to healthcare.. 21 Mar 2013.. World TB Day 2013.. In 2011, 1.. 4 million people died from tuberculosis (TB); over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.. Read more about how the Novartis Foundation is improving access to tuberculosis treatment in Tanzania.. Project management handbook.. Order a copy or download the electronic version of the NFSD Project management handbook.. Annual report 2012.. The annual report 2012 of the Novartis Foundation is now available.. Order a copy or download the electronic version.. Archive.. Newsletter.. Conference on improving access to healthcare.. Download.. [en].. (PDF, 650.. 9 KB).. Subscribe here to get the newsletter via email.. Symposium 2012.. A generation at risk: psychosocial support for Africa s children - Looking back at the symposium.. Use of this website is governed by our.. Terms of Use.. and.. Privacy Policy.. | 2013 Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development..

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  • Title: News overview - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: News.. News overview.. Contact.. Sitemap.. Suscribe here to our.. RSS newsfeed.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009.. 2008.. 2007.. 2006.. 2005.. 27 Sep 2013.. On September 4th 2013, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) and the Microinsurance Innovation Facility of the International Labour Organization (ILO) co-hosted a dialogue event on How to make micro-insurance in sub-Saharan Africa work.. Part of the ongoing Geneva Dialogue series on global health issues, the discussion focused on the opportunities health micro-insurance schemes provide for improved financial access to healthcare in Africa, as well as existing challenges that need to be overcome to ensure the viability of community-based schemes.. Access is more than delivery of drugs.. Ann Aerts.. , Head of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development opened the meeting by stressing that access to healthcare in underserved communities is about more than providing medicines: it is about the degree of fit between health systems and patients resources.. Improving this fit means looking at the geographical accessibility, cultural and social acceptability, availability of equipment, medicines and trained personnel, organizational adequacy and affordability of healthcare services.. Health insurance schemes have a key role to play in protecting people from financial shocks and improving quality of care.. Aly Barry.. who presented the.. experience of.. Initiative Accès.. in Mali showed that to be successful, schemes must address not only supply-side factors like quality of care but also demand-side factors such as socio-cultural barriers, lack of patient information and financial resources that hinder uptake.. Towards Universal Health Coverage.. Currently, 75% of the world s population lack adequate health insurance protection and 40% lack even basic protection.. Therefore, as.. Jeanna Holtz.. , Chief Project Manager of ILO s.. Microinsurance Innovation Facility.. , determined, there is considerable need and scope for government and private sector  ...   like savings, can help overcome this.. Meanwhile,.. Caroline Phily.. , ILO Microinsurance Innovation Facility, outlined that introducing simple administration and financial management tools help develop local management capacity.. Moreover, training and sharing of best practice can help create sustainable local frameworks to support such schemes as viable social businesses.. Key to success is keeping health micro-insurance product offerings simple and leveraging new technology to greatly enhance access, affordability and efficiency, as TIGO BIMA, a mobile phone based service has done in Tanzania.. A call for more research.. Evidence shows that health micro-insurance creates better financial protection from shocks and reduces out-of-pocket expenditures, but there is still research on their impact on health outcomes needed.. Participants agreed that rigorous research based on randomized trials is needed to test what works.. There was consensus that community-based insurance schemes may ultimately not be the right model for achieving health insurance coverage for the big majority, or reaching the poorest of the poor.. But such schemes provide valuable experience to help us better understand target populations and healthcare providers an important role that needs to be recognized, captured and leveraged in the quest for universal healthcare.. Furthermore they provide insights into which approaches and strategies work and why.. Finally, communities become familiar with the concept of insurance through these local schemes.. Download the full summary of the Geneva dialogue.. Learn more about Initiative Accès.. Learn more about the ILO s Microinsurance Innovation Facility.. back.. First course of IMPACtt released.. 13 May 2013.. 24 Jan 2013.. Ann Aerts new Head of the Novartis Foundation.. 23 Jan 2013.. Making progress in eliminating leprosy.. Access to healthcare.. Hanifa Mduwike had Malaria when she was two years old.. more.. Obstacles to prompt and effective malaria treatment lead to low community-coverage.. (PDF, 356 KB)..

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  • Title: Short introduction about the foundation - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: An introduction to the foundation.. Facts and Figures.. We are a foundation with 30 years of experience in development cooperation.. We are a non-profit-based organization and form part of the corporate responsibility portfolio of Novartis.. We are a competence center for corporate responsibility and international health cooperation.. The foundation has consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC) and contributes to UN objectives in particular.. As a foundation we do not issue grants, that is to say we participate actively in the implementation of the health initiatives we support by lending both financial and technical assistance.. Therefore we do not accept unsolicited project proposals.. Our annual budget amounts to around 10 million Swiss francs.. At present, we are engaged in eight main projects and programs in sub-Saharan Africa and on the Indian subcontinent.. Our vision.. We are committed  ...   life.. We develop and support pioneering health projects in developing countries aimed at achieving specific goals in the fight against poverty and disease as well as at inspiring and improving development policy and practice.. Continuing to think corporate responsibility.. We promote the important debate on the basic principles of a fair division of responsibilities and duties in society for the sustainable welfare of all.. We seek to help determine the content and limits of social responsibility, especially of pharmaceutical companies, as objectively as possible.. Enabling dialogue.. Through our positioning as a foundation with close corporate ties, we play a mediating and balancing role between the private sector, politics and civil society and facilitate dialog.. Publications (foundation / partner organizations).. Portrait 2009 of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.. Contains the annual report 2009 as a CD.. [de].. ,.. (PDF, 1.. 8 MB)..

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  • Title: News overview - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: Ann Aerts was named Head of the NFSD earlier this year and runs the foundation.. We sincerely thank Prof.. Leisinger for his vision and dedication over the past 30 years, which has helped Novartis become a global leader in corporate responsibility.. For decades, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development has worked to improve access to quality healthcare for people in underserved communities.. NFSD has established leadership positions in both field and policy work, making it unique in the industry.. In particular, the foundation has contributed significantly to efforts to eliminate leprosy, widely considered a public health success.. Novartis is committed to improving global health and the work  ...   Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics and member of the Executive Committee of Novartis (ECN) will take an additional role as Chairman of the Board overseeing NFSD.. In addition to Dr.. Oswald, the NFSD Board includes two other ECN members: George Gunn, Head, Novartis Animal Health and Corporate Responsibility and Juergen Brokatzky-Geiger, Head Human Resources.. Prof.. Jean-Marie Lehn and Dr.. Aerts are also members.. Mr.. Alexandre Jetzer-Chung also steps down from the NFSD Board.. The NFSD Board meets annually to provide oversight of the strategic direction.. NFSD plays a central role in the corporate responsibility portfolio of Novartis.. Dialogue on making community-based health micro-insurance schemes more viable in sub-Saharan Africa..

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  • Title: News overview - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: The first e-learning course of IMPACtt - Integrated Mangement of Pregnancy and Childbirth training tool - has been released and is now available for download.. Every day, up to 800 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, and in 2011, nearly 3 million babies died during the first month of life.. In developing countries nearly half of all mothers and newborns do not receive skilled care during and immediately after birth.. To tackle these challenges and strengthen the skills of healthcare personnel, training in maternal and newborn care must be improved and further scaled up.. The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) are collaborating to develop IMPACtt, an e-learning tool for training in Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPAC), a WHO strategy aiming at reducing maternal and newborn deaths.. IMPAC addresses the improvement of skills of health workers, the improvement  ...   classroom-based IMPAC courses materials.. This first release on Essential Newborn Care course contains five modules, subdivided into several sessions.. Each session is composed of four different parts: The READ part presents theoretical content (text, graphs, and pictures) whereas the SEE part contains audiovisual material on the respective topic.. The SEE part is followed by the PRACTISE part giving instructions for clinical practice to be facilitated in a clinical setting and suggesting a number of exercises to be done at the computer.. Finally, each session concludes with a TEST part to assess the acquired knowledge before continuing to the next session.. The IMPACtt software is entirely based on ICATT (IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool), an e-Learning tool that WHO and the Novartis Foundation previously developed for training in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).. ICATT is currently being disseminated globally through WHO.. Register and download the IMPACtt course on Essential Newborn Care.. Read more about IMPACtt and ICATT..

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  • Title: News overview - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: More than a quarter of the world's population has inadequate access to quality healthcare and medicines.. On 11 March 2013, experts from the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD), the Ifakara Health Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute gathered at Columbia University's Earth Institute in New York to discuss challenges and advances in the field of access to healthcare.. The meeting was an occasion to present the final evaluation of the ACCESS project, which, from 2003 to 2012, developed an evidence-based framework for access to healthcare and based on research, brought comprehensive healthcare interventions to rural Tanzania.. The meeting was also an opportunity to present other projects, pioneered by the Earth Institute at Columbia University.. Jeffrey Sachs.. , director of the.. Earth Institute.. , opened the conference by describing issues of access to medicines and lifesaving technologies as central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals: We are living in an age where there are solutions to ancient scourges.. Klaus Leisinger.. , Chairman of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD), pointed out that providing free medication does not guarantee that medicines get to where they are needed, or that they are prescribed properly and taken correctly.. Leisinger said that access is determined to a large extent by the quality of the health system and through the interaction of power, money, education, visibility and governance.. To tackle this complex challenge, he emphasized, You need a multi-stakeholder approach involving the international community, the national government, the local authorities, NGOs, the research community and the private sector.. If all these actors work together in good faith you can truly make a difference.. Flora Kessy.. , Manager of the.. ACCESS project.. , explained the multifaceted approach that ACCESS took in rural Tanzania.. The project went beyond the supply side of the equation, the healthcare providers, and addressed the demand, or patient, side by working with the local community to improve awareness, motivation and resources to seek treatment.. Community Health Funds addressed financial access by providing an insurance framework for rural Tanzanians.. Women s saving groups received grants to invest in small businesses in exchange for a commitment to follow health interventions.. Dominick Mboya.. of the.. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI).. shared how ACCESS developed e-TIQH (electronic Tool to Improve the Quality of Healthcare), an assessment tool that measures the quality of services in health facilities and guides improvement and maintenance of quality care.. Effective and regular assessments can change daily actions and affect the long-term evolution of healthcare.. Christopher Mshana.. of the IHI shared examples of social marketing that effectively brought health education to the local community: distribution of printed materials, road shows, meetings with community leaders, promotional spots on local radio and special events like World Malaria Day..  ...   health workers are full-time, paid staff supported by a clinically skilled healthcare team.. They are able to bring quality care to rural communities and areas where skilled health workers are scarce.. The initiative strives to increase the number of community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa.. Prabhjot Singh.. of the Earth Institute stated, They're foundational [to functioning health systems] and should be everywhere.. Investment in community health workers must therefore be long-term.. Technological breakthroughs in the last decade including the prevalence of mobile phones and new diagnostic tools, such as the rapid diagnostic test for malaria, have completely changed what a community health worker can do at the household level.. Singh said that well-structured health services with rural access are crucial to building quality healthcare systems.. To improve rural access to healthcare systems, the Novartis Foundation, in cooperation with the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) and the Ghanaian Ministries of Health and Communications initiated a.. Telemedicine Project in Ghana.. Ryan Burbach.. , who manages the Telemedicine Project, presented the project's successes and challenges in using e- and m-health to improve access to quality healthcare.. The project aims at reducing unnecessary referrals and increasing follow-up care by using technology to provide community healthcare providers with access to more knowledge and resources.. Over the next 12 months, the project is expanding to the district level, increasing its reach to 145,000 people.. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs.. , Director of Health at MVP, explained that the goal underlying the Millennium Villages Project is to reach all of the Millennium Development Goals within a reasonable period of time using the earmarked funding.. The project integrates technical advice from the Earth Institute with local management, helping communities work on all of their basic development needs concurrently.. Sachs said, The emphasis in terms of health systems is a continuum of care.. Every person, especially the one most remote, has to have access to the health system.. Anne Liu.. of the Earth Institute expanded on the use of smartphones for community health workers in the Millennium Villages.. The 14 Millennium Villages have a total of 800 community health workers, nominated from within their communities, each responsible for 150-175 households.. In addition to medical supplies and diagnostic equipment, every health worker's supply kit includes a mobile phone.. A newly developed user interface guides step-by-step information-gathering, diagnosis and action.. The occasion to come together at Columbia University was a unique opportunity to discuss access to healthcare issues with a variety of stakeholders, present innovative approaches to address them and share results.. Only by working together can we truly make headway in addressing patient needs globally.. Read more about the conference at Columbia University in our last newsletter.. Watch the highlights video about the conference.. Learn more about the ACCESS project..

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  • Title: News overview - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: Since 2005, Novartis has been donating TB treatment to Tanzania.. To accompany the drug donation, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development worked with the National TB and Leprosy Programme in Tanzania to develop the Patient-Centered TB Treatment (PCT) approach.. Improving access for TB patients.. Tuberculosis (TB) continues to have a significant impact on low-income countries, contributing 4.. 3%, or 40,000 deaths, per year to the overall disease burden, and ranks seventh among the top ten leading causes of death.. Tanzania ranks 16th among the 22 high-burden countries with approximately 60,000 TB cases detected each year.. Since 2005, Novartis has been donating TB treatment to Tanzania via the Global Drug Facility of the World Health Organization (WHO).. The fixed-dose combination therapy replaced less efficacious medicines and reduced the treatment period for TB patients from eight to six months.. In contrast to the former treatment, FDC includes the substance rifampicin throughout the course of treatment, resulting in higher efficacy, especially in settings with high HIV-infection rates, such as Tanzania.. In order to prevent rifampicin-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the WHO recommends Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS).. This approach is time and resource consuming both for healthcare providers and TB patients as patients are required to come every day to the health facility to take their medicine.. This is also very difficult for the physically weak patients..  ...   further improve knowledge and compliance of providers with the PCT approach, the Novartis Foundation produced a training video in 2011 that gives a step-by-step explanation of PCT to health workers.. So far, more than 600 DVDs have been distributed for in-service training to health authorities and providers in 20 out of the 25 Tanzanian regions.. Moreover, the video is also being rolled out to health training institutions to reach future healthcare providers.. Creating stock visibility for providers.. To identify and reduce stock outs of leprosy and tuberculosis (TB) drugs at health facilities in Tanzania, the Novartis Foundation is also currently piloting an m-health initiative based on the Novartis-led.. SMS for Life.. technology.. The project uses a combination of mobile phones, SMS messages and electronic mapping technology to track stock levels of leprosy and tuberculosis medications in health facilities.. SMS for Life TL aims to establish solid reporting on both available and required drugs for the treatment of TB cases.. In collaboration with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the Novartis Foundation tested an initial version of SMS for Life TL in 5 districts before a more advanced version was piloted in all districts across the Mwanza region.. Read our newsletter 1/13 to learn more about the results of PCT.. Read more about patient-centered treatment of tuberculosis in Tanzania.. Watch the video on PCT..

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  • Title: About the foundation - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: Projects.. Annual Report 2012.. Psychosocial support for vulnerable children.. Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.. (PDF, 6.. Order..

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  • Title: Contact - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Descriptive info: Address.. Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.. Novartis Campus.. WSJ-210.. 10.. 26.. Postfach.. 4002 Basel.. Switzerland.. Tel: +41 61 696 23 00.. Fax: +41 61 696 23 33.. info@novartisfoundation.. org.. How to find us.. Directions to Novartis Campus, Basel.. Employment.. Jobs, internships and volunteerships.. Please apply to the.. Idealist Organization.. or.. SCI Service Civil International.. for recent jobs, internships and volunteerships.. Applications for a position within the Novartis Foundation.. We currently have no open positions / internships within our Foundation.. Any open posts will be advertized in the appropriate media.. Applications for a position in our development projects.. All our projects and programs are carried out by our partner organizations or institutions in the respective developing countries.. Open positions, if any, are advertised locally and filled with locals of the country in question.. The main responsibility for selection and hiring lies with our partner organizations.. Consultancies.. Many of our  ...   from reliable and experienced third parties.. Funding.. Fellowships / grants.. We do not provide any scholarships, fellowships or grants.. Funding requests for symposia, conferences, seminars and the like.. We do not provide any funding for these events.. Funding for development programs or projects.. We are currently concentrating on a few programs and will thus not consider any new initiatives.. Novartis.. Queries regarding Novartis products, job offers and contact information.. We do not answer any questions relating to Novartis AG.. Please refer to Novartis at.. http://www.. novartis.. com.. For jobs in Novartis, please go to.. com/careers.. Queries regarding the Novartis Foundation UK (formerly Ciba Foundation).. The Novartis Foundation UK has no relation whatsoever with the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.. Their mission is to promote the study and general knowledge of science and in particular to encourage international cooperation in scientific research.. They can be contacted at:.. novartisfound.. uk..

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