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The Alliance & Partnerships for Patient Innovation & Solutions (APPIS) platform, organized and funded by Novartis, was established in 2021 to bring together a multi-stakeholder health community to accelerate access for patients by aligning on healthcare challenges and prioritizing action towards better patient outcomes in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.


Since its inception, over 2000 people across more than 60 countries, including 400 patient organizations, policy makers, payers, physicians, academics, and digital innovators, have come together on the APPIS platforms to share ideas and collaborate on patient innovation and solutions.  


APPIS’ ongoing commitment to drive action encompasses efforts including the flagship region-wide APPIS Summit, the APPIS Innovator Program, APPISx and online Resource Center.


The annual region-wide virtual APPIS Summit is happening on 20 & 21 March 2023 and will focus on the key themes of Health Literacy, Health Policy Shaping, and Digital Health & Communications through in-depth discussions on how to build meaningful partnerships to accelerate access for patients.

APPIS Key Components

Key Themes

Health Literacy

Empowering meaningful conversations between patients and healthcare providers.

Health Policy Shaping

Patients shaping the future of health through real-world evidence.

Digital Health & Communications

Leveraging the power of social media to influence better health outcomes.

Region-wide Summit

Region-wide Summit

The annual virtual summit  brings the APPIS community together across the region through engaging  speakers and in depth country break-out discussions.

Resource Center

Resource Center

Resources developed by APPIS stakeholders to identify and address pertinent issues faced by the patient organizations across the region.

APPIS Innovator Program

APPIS Innovator

Amplifying patients’ voices by helping existing patient organizations scale further and continue to improve outcomes for healthcare consumers.



Country-level APPIS gatherings for patient groups and the broader healthcare community to focus on and address the topics of local importance.

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