The Fred Hollows Foundation and Novartis Pharmaceutical launch eye health programme to tackle avoidable blindness

The Fred Hollows Foundation and Novartis Pharmaceutical, have launched the ‘Integrated Eye Health Program’ for blindness prevention in Kenya. The program, which is part of an ongoing partnership to tackle avoidable blindness, aims to improve the accessibility of eye health services by conducting comprehensive eye health programs with a special focus on cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The program will educate over 400, 000 people on eye diseases and screen at least 40, 000 patients, while prioritizing the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. “The Ministry of Health estimates that 15.5 percent of Kenyans need quality eye care services, ranging from … Continue reading The Fred Hollows Foundation and Novartis Pharmaceutical launch eye health programme to tackle avoidable blindness

Novartis and Microsoft announce collaboration to transform medicine with artificial intelligence

Novartis today announced an important step in reimagining medicine by founding the Novartis AI innovation lab and by selecting Microsoft Corp. as its strategic AI and data-science partner for this effort. The new lab aims to significantly bolster Novartis AI … Continue reading Novartis and Microsoft announce collaboration to transform medicine with artificial intelligence