Novartis to invest $100M for malaria elimination
Novartis has announced a five-year commitment to the fight against malaria in conjunction with the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Conference and the Malaria Summit of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Further, the company has released new African research on progress and remaining challenges toward the 2030 malaria elimination targets, together with Elimination 8 and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust program.
Over the next five years, as part of its commitment, Novartis will invest more than $100 million to advance research and development of next-generation treatments to combat emerging resistance to artemisinin and other currently used anti-malarials.
The company will also implement an equitable pricing strategy to maximize patient access in malariaendemic countries when these new treatments become available. In order to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90 per cent by 2030, Novartis will further help expand access to pediatric anti-malarials and implement healthcare system strengthening programs in 4 subSaharan countries.