The power of preventing diseases
In celebration of World Diabetes Day 2012, Novartis Healthcare Philippines and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists-Philippine Chapter (AACE-PC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to implement the “Power of Prevention through Fitness and Nutrition” advocacy project last November 14, 2012. POPFTN aims to educate Filipino grade school students about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity to prevent cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Photo shows sitting from left: Christine Fajardo, Novartis Corporate Affairs and Market Access director; Marsha Tolentino, M.D. AACE-PC president; Florence Santos, M.D. POPFTN overall chair and AACE-PC president-elect. Standing from left: Sherry Harris, Novartis communications specialist; Gio Barangan, M.D., Novartis Medical Affairs head; Bernard Arcangel, Novartis Cardiovascular and Metabolism head; Carol Pingol, Novartis brand manager; Jonald Absin, Novartis brand manager; and Gerry Arnedo, Novartis rimary Care & Vaccines Business Franchise head.