Novartis NCDs Medication Zim Bound

ZIMBABWE in next two months will receive non-communicable diseases (NCDs) medication it purchased from Switzerland headquartered pharmaceutical manufacturing company Novartis. By Kudakwashe Pembere Briefing the press in a meeting graced by the Novartis team, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said this development follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties in June last year in Switzerland during the World Health Assembly. This time they are focusing on NCDs especially the cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, respiratory ailments and so on. We are very grateful…

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Zimbabwe Signs MoU With Swiss Pharmaceutical Giant

ZIMBABWE signed a memorandum of understanding with a Swiss headquartered pharmaceutical company Novartis for patients to access medicines for non-communicable diseases at nominal prices. By Kudakwashe Pembere The signing ceremony done last week will see Zimbabwe each person get medicines for NCDs such as hypertension, diabetes and breast cancer for a dollar a month from Novartis’s unit, Sandoz DD. Speaking after the announcement of the MoU, Dr Moyo expressed confidence that the collaboration would help provide improved health care and reduce preventable deaths. “The issue of access to medicines is…

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Shot in the arm for Zimbabwe Diabetes Association

By Kudakwashe Pembere A Swiss based pharmaceutical company Novartis has handed over the Zimbabwe Diabetes Association five laptops to assist in the research which will assist the nation in enhancing the condition’s management. This comes as a boost to people living with diabetes in the country as it will keep them on the loop of what’s happening in Zimbabwe. Further considering the lack of research with the last one carried out in 2005 by Government, the donation will go a long way in updating the national data. ZDA president John…

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