The World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) is dedicated to supporting prevention and management of diabetes in the developing world. Accordingly it funds sustainable projects in education, capacity building, and distribution and procurement of essential medical supplies. WDF creates partnerships and acts as a catalyst to help others do more. Founded in March 2002 by Novo Nordisk, who have pledged 70 million EUR over 10 years for its activities, WDF strives to educate and advocate globally in an effort to raise awareness of diabetes, and to bring care and relief to people affected by the condition. The foundation is governed independently of the company by a five-member board of directors, comprised of experts in the fields of diabetes and access to health, in developing countries. In this article, Alette Meyer reports on a WDF project to open four diabetes services in Tanzania.
World Diabetes Foundation, WDF, Tanzania, Foot.