New Novartis CEO Reinforces Commitment To African Healthcare

Johannesburg, 08 June, 2018 – During his recent and first visit to Africa as Global CEO, Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., the new CEO of Novartis, reiterated the company’s commitment to providing access to medicines, strengthening healthcare systems and improving health outcomes via partnerships. Narasimhan has been meeting government leaders and local health authorities, as well as reviewing Novartis operations in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

“Novartis has a long-standing relationship to Africa,” said Narasimhan. “Our efforts to help enhance access to healthcare already include multiple capability-building initiatives, collaboration agreements with academia, and extensive research partnerships. We are committed to further expanding this partnership approach to positively impact…

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