The Latest News from IDF

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 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).

Reghunadh Raghavan Nair

It is with much sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has received the news of the passing of Reghunadh Raghavan Nair, an IDF Young Leader in Diabetes from India.

Reghunadh joined the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme in Melbourne in 2013. Reghunadh was a real inspiration for many Young Leaders. He had a true passion to help people with diabetes and was about to conduct research to test children for diabetes in schools in India.

LFAC education resources now available in Marathi

Diabetes is a great challenge in the developing world. Many children and adolescents with diabetes die quickly or are chronically unwell due to lack of availability of quality care. Education of children and their families is essential so they can understand what diabetes is and live a healthy and full life. Likewise, health professionals need resources and training to provide quality care.

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