Novartis Foundation launches new leprosy strategy at symposium on disease elimination

30th November 2013

Today’s symposium of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) convenes experts to discuss “What does it take to eliminate a disease?” Drawing lessons from previous successful disease control programs, the symposium speakers discuss innovative approaches and advocate for new coordination strategies in disease elimination efforts.

The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development today also announces the launch of a new leprosy strategy based on the consensus reached by a group of leading experts earlier this year. The new strategy focuses on interrupting leprosy transmission through early diagnosis and treatment, contact tracing of former patients, diagnostic tools and strict surveillance and response.

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