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Novartis Access, an innovative program aiming to fight key chronic diseases in lower-income countries, released a report describing the results, early learnings, and challenges from its first 12 months in operation. The program offers a portfolio of 15 on- and off-patent medicines addressing key noncommunicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer to governments, NGOs, and other public-sector customers in low and lower middle income countries at a price of USD 1 per treatment per month. MSH is an implementing partner of Novartis Access.

When her daughter was born three months early and had to be delivered by caesarean section, Helen was frightened. “Giving birth is sometimes scary. It was even scarier for me because I didn’t give birth the natural way that I wanted,” she said. Thanks to care provided by staff in the maternal unit of Kibungo hospital, a provincial hospital in eastern Rwanda, Helen healed well and her baby was healthy. Her story might have had a different outcome just a few years ago.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has joined the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. During the campaign, federal employees can choose from a list of charities to support by payroll deduction, credit/debit card, check, or cash. They can support MSH specifically by entering 84519 on their CFC pledge form. 

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