• Organization TypeFoundation
  • Staff26-50
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1979

Novartis Foundation

The Novartis Foundation is a philanthropic organization pioneering innovative healthcare models that have a transformational impact on the health of the poorest populations. We work hand-in-hand with our local and global partners to catalyze scalable and sustainable healthcare models that improve access and health outcomes, and accelerate efforts to eliminate leprosy and malaria by focusing on interventions that aim to interrupt transmission. Everything we do is grounded in evidence and innovation, and our work is a continuous cycle of evaluation, adaptation and application. In 2016, the operational budget for the foundation was CHF 15 million and our programs reached 8.9 million people. The Novartis Foundation is committed to ensuring quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. Novartis takes a strategic approach to philanthropy, meaning we work hand-in-hand and on the ground with our global and local partners on projects addressing an unmet need in a particular locale. Together with our collaborators, we include innovation and measurement in every project, with the ultimate goal that the projects will evolve into scalable and sustainable healthcare solutions and policies that will improve health outcomes.The total contributions and programs in 2016 were valued at CHF 15 million and reached more than 8.9 million people globally.
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Staff at Novartis Foundation have experience in


  • development
  • private sector development
  • reproductive health
  • finance
  • medicine


  • belgium


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment

In the News

HealthTech Dialogue Hub: Sponsored by the Novartis Foundation

Q&A: Health hub set to showcase tech-enabled innovations

23 February 2021
Produced in Partnership: Prescription for Progress

Partnering for preparedness: 4 takeaways from Prescription for Progress 2021

4 March 2021
Global Health: Tech and Innovation

How the rise of digital tools could help improve cardiovascular health

1 April 2021
Wired for Impact: In Partnership with the Novartis Foundation

Tech know-how needed to bring digital health efforts to scale

1 July 2016
Prescription for Progress 2021

Prescription for Progress: Live updates and news

25 February 2021
Wired for Impact: In partnership with Novartis Foundation

How to fight a 'silent killer'

12 August 2016
Wired for Impact

The promise of digital health in LMICs

24 May 2016
Wired for Impact: In partnership with Novartis Foundation

Telemedicine in Ghana: Just what the doctor ordered?

4 August 2016

Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Basel
  • Novartis Campus Forum 1-3.97
  • Basel-Stadt 4002