IDF has launched its newest advocacy programme – Diabetes Roadmap to the Future Development Agenda (The Roadmap), at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.
Following in the footsteps of the landmark IDF Diabetes Roadmap Programme that was dedicated to securing strong diabetes outcomes from the UN Summit on NCDs, IDF has designed a successor programme for the period 2012-2015.
The opportunities for change during this period are immense. For the first time, there is a political agreement on diabetes and NCDs with the unanimously adopted UN Political Declaration on NCD Prevention and Control; for the first time the global diabetes community has a clear vision and solutions for the next decade in IDF’s Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021; and for the first time since 2000 the world will discuss and define what comes after the end date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015.
The Roadmap will therefore build on the IDF UN Summit campaign and maximise this unique opportunity to integrate diabetes and NCDs into the future development agenda.