Cape Town 2006: a global event with a focus on Africa and the developing world

When IDF brings together the global diabetes community at a World Diabetes Congress, it does so with a number of key objectives, which include raising overall diabetes awareness, sharing innovative ideas and best practices, and helping to build and consolidate networks – in line with the Federation’s mission to promote care, prevention and a cure for diabetes worldwide. But the decision to hold the 19th World Diabetes Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, was also driven by a desire to communicate to governments worldwide an understanding of the challenges faced by people living with diabetes in developing regions – Africa in particular. Diabetes Voice reports on some of the highlights and early benefits of this groundbreaking event.
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best practices, public health initiatives, HIV, TB, insulin, political will