New CEO Comments: Every diabetes death must count

‘I believe the best days for health are ahead of us, not behind us’ said WHO DG Margaret Chan at last week’s World Health Assembly. And that flash of optimism was true for diabetes when governments adopted the first ever global target on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) just a few days later, committing themselves to cutting NCD deaths by 25% by 2025 (‘25 by 25’). It was a milestone in diabetes advocacy. IDF and the NCD Alliance have been working for this for over a year, and it shows again what ‘people’s power’ can do when allies work for a common cause.

Read more from Ann Keeling on the new global target for a 25% reduction in NCD deaths by 2025.