IDF Europe joins European project on economics of chronic diseases

EConDA, Economics of Chronic Diseases: this is the name of a European project aiming to examine the best method for assessing cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent chronic diseases.

Most importantly, the project aims to develop a forecasting model that estimates the future cost burden of these diseases and cost impact of interventions which aim to prevent them. The EConDA project has received funding from the European Commission in the framework of the Health Programme 2007-2013.

A total of sixteen leading European public health organisations participate in the project under the leadership of the UK Health Forum. Amongst them are eight members of the European Chronic Disease Alliance, WHO, OECD and two universities. As a member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance, IDF Europe is delighted to announce its participation in the project as an associate partner.

EConDA is a two-year project starting in April 2013 with final results expected by April 2015. The total budget allocated to this project is of 1.3 million EUR.