The Latest News from IDF

First Global NCD Alliance Forum Announced

The NCD Alliance recently announced the launch of the first Global NCD Alliance Forum, which will take place in November 2015, and will be hosted by Friends of Cancer Patients in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Public health community voices concerns over the moving of medicinal products and health technologies outside the health portfolio

IDF Europe has joined the public health community in Europe to send an open letter to Mr Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission, expressing astonishment and concern regarding his decision to move the competence for medicinal products and health technologies from the Commissioner in charge of Health to the Commissioner in charge of internal market and industry.

World Guide to IDF BRIDGES 2014

Launched in 2007, The IDF BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) Programme funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes to provide the opportunity to ‘translate’ lessons learned from clinical research to those who can benefit most: people affected by diabetes.

Oral health and diabetes: CED and IDF Europe celebrate European Oral Health Day

The Council of European Dentists (CED) and the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) are pleased to celebrate 12 September, the European Oral Health Day.

Diabetes Conversations drop-in session at EASD

KiDS project launches in Canada

IDF in collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is launching the Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project today in Toronto.

A launch event will be held in a local Toronto school and attended by over 50 people including the Honourable Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

LFAC General Manager conducts African site visits

Site visits are critical for the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). They provide an opportunity for LFAC to check and review progress, teaching and mentoring, and for recipient centres to express needs. Each visit leads to improvements in care.

LFAC Education Manager visits diabetes camp in Jamaica

In July, Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, spent a week in Jamaica, primarily to visit a diabetes camp conducted by the Kingston Social Development Commission in conjunction with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ).

Women with GDM in India share their experience

Schools in Brazil launch KiDS project

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Brazil (ADJ) and Sanofi Diabetes announce today their first joint initiative in public health in Brazil. The KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) project will run in 15 public and private schools (13 in São Paulo and 2 in Ceará).

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