Novartis Social Business in Vietnam

Novartis Social Business in Vietnam


Novartis Social Business focuses on patients who struggle to access good quality healthcare in least-developed and lower middle-income countries across the globe. And we look to create sustainable business models to serve their needs. Today we are here in one of the villages to see one of our health camps in action. The people invited to the health camp this morning are all over the age of 40 and have not yet been screened for diabetes or hypertension. This is part of our partnership with the services of health to help them to really tackle the growing incidence of NCDs. Early diagnosis of course means early treatment which of course then leads to better outcomes for the patients that we want to help. This is one of 1900 primary healthcare centers that we work with here in Vietnam. And through working in these primary healthcare centers and the local communities we have now cumulatively reached more than a million patients. Our social business in Vietnam has actually had six tremendous years. Whenever I talk to the Minister of Health and her team, this is a critical anchoring point for our cooperation. I can see that from this program many people living in the rural area they can join, and they can become well educated about diseases and also they can have the opportunity to have early detection and from that they can have a good management of the disease. If you think about what patients want, they want to have good care from their local community, treated by people that they trust and to have good quality of service. We believe the way to achieve this is by bringing together lots of partners to address the gaps that we currently have.