Novartis announces MOU with Rwanda
Novartis announced that Rwanda is the third country to sign a memorandum of understanding with Novartis Access after Kenya and Ethiopia. This agreement contributes to the strategy of the Rwandan government to increase investment in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of noncommunicable diseases. First Novartis Access product deliveries are expected in early 2017. The announcement was made during an event on Improving care for chronic patients in lower-income countries hosted by Novartis Access and the Novartis Foundation. The dialogue convened public health experts, government representatives, NGOs and academia. Together they explored ways to improve the continuum of care for patients suffering from chronic conditions in lower-income countries.