Malaria No More Presents Fifth Annual Malaria Champions Awards — WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —Posted: June 18, 2013
The first annual Malaria Award for Private Sector Excellence was presented to Novartis this year. This innovative healthcare company has already provided more than 600 million treatments to 60 malaria-endemic countries, treating people with malaria and saving lives. Novartis continues to demonstrate its commitment to ending deaths from malaria through a variety of initiatives. Most recently, Novartis announced its partnership with Malaria No More to launch the Power of One campaign. This campaign will complement existing efforts of governments and other partners to speed access to life-saving malaria drugs.
“We are honored by this recognition. Fighting malaria requires a collaborative approach and we are proud of the results we have achieved with our partners to improve access to treatment, help communities deliver better healthcare and advance research and development of next generation antimalarials,” said Linus Igwemezie, Head of the Novartis Malaria Initiative.