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Nov 29, 2013

What does it take to eliminate a disease?

What does it take to eliminate a disease?

Basel, 29 November 2013. The eradication of smallpox in 1980 has proven that although complex and difficult, eliminating a disease is possible. This remarkable feat continues to inspire other elimination efforts, and while there has been marked success in diseases such as Guinea worm and polio, other campaigns such as in the case of leprosy have fallen short as fewer patients are detected and knowledge of the disease declines.

What does it take to eliminate a disease? And at the very least, how do we better control diseases so that more people have an improved chance at a long, healthy life. This year’s Novartis Foundation symposium invites esteemed speakers and experts to discuss these questions.

The Novartis Foundation is a member of Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

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