During this year's second quarter diabetes and NCDs were propelled
into the spotlight at the World Health Assembly and in the UN High Level
Panel Report on the post-2015 development agenda.
IDF leadership was present at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva
during May. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, again underlined
diabetes and NCDs as a major threat to future development in her opening
speech. Read more
Five questions with Dr Maria Neira
Dr Maria Neira, a specialist in endocrinology and Director of the
Public Health and Environment Department at the World Health
Organization (WHO), takes time to share with us her passion for alerting
people to the critical connections between the environment and public
health. Find out how savvy developments in both these areas can have
positive outcomes for everyone.
Professor Bong Yun Cha, Chairman of the dynamic Korean Diabetes Association
(KDA) tells us about the association’s busy year ahead and the dilemmas
facing people with diabetes and their healthcare team in Korea today.
Carolina Zárate from Bogotá, Colombia, was diagnosed with type 1
diabetes in 2004. Here she tells us about her website and blog “Club Diabetico Tipo 1” and how she tries to break free of the stigma attached to diabetes.
Having recently completed a trial of the bionic pancreas (see Huffington Post article),
Anna Floreen is the diabetes research star of the moment! We asked our
followers on social media to send in their questions about her
experiences and about type 1 research in general.
IDF estimates that one person every 20 seconds loses a limb to The
World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign marks the fifth and final year of the
IDF’s campaign on Diabetes education and prevention. The 2013 campaign
encourages everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, through symbolic
donations of steps accrued through various activities. Read more.
NCD action: from political to practical
On May 27, governments at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA)
unanimously adopted an omnibus resolution on NCDs. This resolution
fulfils commitments made in the 2011 UN Political Declaration on the
Prevention and Control of NCDs, and signals consensus on NCD action,
accountability and coordination. Read more
Tracking global action on diabetes progress
The first-ever Global Diabetes Scorecard to measure government
commitments on diabetes was recently unveiled by IDF. Despite the
historic commitments made at the United Nations Summit on
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in 2011, countries are still lacking
the means to hold governments accountable for their pledges. Read more.
Quick diagnosis saves lives
IDF’s Life for a Child Programme
(LFAC) has developed a poster campaign to alert health professionals to
the signs and symptoms of diabetes in order to make a swift diagnosis
and provide appropriate treatment to save lives - championing the vision
that no child should die of diabetes. Read more
Countdown to Melbourne
Only 167 days until the World Diabetes Congress in
Melbourne and members of IDF worldwide are ensuring this Congress will
exceed expectations. Find the cutting-edge scientific programme here.
We expect over 12,000 delegates to be present in Melbourne and our 200 member associations will all be represented. Read more
Diabetes epidemiology and intervention focus of symposium
IDF is organising a joint symposium dedicated to the IDF Diabetes Atlas and its BRIDGES programme.
Join us to discover the latest worldwide estimates on diabetes and
learn about the practical solutions supported by IDF to prevent the
condition and its complications. Read more
Visit our stand at ADA’s Scientific Sessions
IDF will attend the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes
Association (ADA) which will take place from 21-25 June 2013, in
Chicago, (IL) USA. Come and visit us at booth 1981-1985 (Association
Village) in the exhibition hall of the McCormick Place Convention Centre
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