IDF South and Central America Region News & Events

 

New initiative to tackle NCDs on a national level launched

July 16, 2013 - The NCD Alliance (NCDA) today launched a programme to support civil society efforts to tackle Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) at the national level. NCDs kill approximately 36 million people per year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. If current trends continue, this figure is projected to rise to 52 million deaths by 2030.

‘Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action’, is designed to build the capacity of NCD civil society, to monitor national progress on NCDs and advocate for improved NCD policies and strengthening of health systems.

Funded by Medtronic Philanthropy, the programme will award more than $300,000 USD over two years to local partners in Brazil, South Africa, and the Caribbean region. In 2012 alone, these regions recorded over 275,000 deaths related to diabetes.

Selected grantees will be provided with tools and support to enable them to enter into dialogue with their governments. The programme will help chosen countries reach the WHO target of a 25% reduction in preventable NCD deaths by 2025.

The NCDA is currently accepting applications from local organisations to be a National Implementing Partner in this programme.

Applicants must be a member of one of the founding federations of the NCD Alliance and be based in Brazil, South Africa or CARICOM.

If your diabetes organisation is interested in applying, please contact Sheree Dodd, Director of Policy and Programmes, IDF, directly for a Request for Proposal and associated grant form.

IDF has ensured, in collaboration with the NCDA, that our current Diabetes Scorecard project will fit under the broader NCDA proposed toolkit.

 Full NCDA press release available here

 

To download the regional IDF Diabetes Atlas Fact Sheet 2012 please click here

 
   

EVENTS

 

10th Congress for Diabetes and its Complications 

4th International Congress for Neuro Vasculopathy and Diabetic Foot 
6th Diabetic Foot Clinic 
3rd Symposium on Nutrition 
2 - 3 May, 2014 
Bucaramanga, Colombia 
Fundación Colombiana de Diabetes y Fusande
For more information: diabetesyobesidad@gmail.com
 

Congreso de la Frontera

6th Congress for Diabetes and Its Complications 
6th Diabetic Foot Clinic 
3rd Symposium on Nutrition 
4 -5 April, 2014 
Cucuta, Colombia 
Fundación Colombiana de Diabetes y Fusande
For more information: diabetesyobesidad@gmail.com 
 

International Conference on Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Women 

29 March, 2014 
Carmelite Center, Asuncion, Paraguay 
Sociedad Paraguaya de Diabetología
For more information: spdiabetologia@gmail.com 
 

International Diabetes Forum

Foz de Iguaçu, Bourbon Cataratas Convention
24-26 abril, 2014
Más información en http://bit.ly/1lKQLQK 

 

Curso de Protocolos de Atención (modulo diabetes)

10 de marzo 2014
Organizado por el programa Nacional de Diabetes del MSP y BS, Paraguay.
Contacto: dnerhs@gmail.con
 

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