The Latest News from IDF

Spare a Rose 2015: roses spared children saved

This Valentine’s Day, the Spare a Rose Save a Child campaign was once again a resounding success with over USD 24,000 raised for the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). Thanks to the 684 donations received, more than 400 children with diabetes in the developing world will be kept alive for one year.

Our February policy update is here!

Our February 2015 News Update is here!

From the new WHO nutrient profile model to help curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children to the the call to save the EU School Fruit Scheme, find out about the latest policy and advocay developments in diabetes and health related issues.

Call on EU to save the School Fruit Scheme

Don't pass the salt: European Chronic Diseases Alliance calls on EU action to reduce excessive salt intake

High dietary salt intake is linked to hypertension, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, kidney stones, stomach and colon cancer. Population-wide salt reduction is therefore a critical component of public health efforts to address these major threats.

The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has just published a position paper calling on EU action to protect European citizens' health and reduce excessive salt intake.

Retinopathy survey now open

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), working in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), have launched a new project, the first kind in the world, to gather information on diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema across 42 countries.

Susana Feria Etcheverry De Campanella (1940-2014)

It is with deep sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently learnt of the passing of Susana Feria Etcheverry De Campanella, a former Vice-President of IDF and a past Chair of the IDF South and Central American Region (SACA).

Our December News Update is here!

Find out about the IDF Europe General Assembly, the launch of the WHO Europe project on non-communicable diseases, the new EU food labelling rules and more in our latest policy and advocacy update. Enjoy the read!

IDF recognises volunteer excellence

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched an award programme to honour IDF’s dedicated volunteers. Awards have been selected by the Awards Nomination Committee chaired by Anne Belton and recognise IDF’s outstanding volunteers both regionally and globally.

IDF is proud to acknowledge the following volunteers and thanks them for their tireless efforts to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide:

New countries join Life for a Child Programme

As the end of 2014 nears, it is exciting to reflect that the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme has not only expanded support to six new countries but also increased the number of centres in countries already participating in the programme. Some 15,000 children and youth in 48 developing countries and the health professionals who care for them, are currently receiving a variety of resources free of charge from LFAC.

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