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Generous donation from Italian diabetes association to further Life for a Child’s efforts in Tajikistan and Zimbabwe

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very pleased to have received a generous donation of €35,000 from the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD, Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists), a member association of the International Diabetes Federation.

European Chronic Diseases Alliance calls for action after EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has sent a letter to Health Commissioner Tonio Borg following up on the EU Summit on Chronic Diseases.

The ECDA expresses its gratitude for the Summit and acknowledges Commissioner Borg's enduring commitment to the promotion of health in Europe.

Jamaican hospitals receive refrigerators for donated insulin from Life for a Child

In developing countries a lack of refrigerators to store insulin is often a barrier for people with diabetes. Children require insulin injections two or more times a day, and insulin can only be stored at room temperature for one month.

Latest European Elections Monthly Focus out now!

Our latest European Elections Monthly Focus is here!

This time we look at the European Green Party and the European Left, their policy priorities and what it means for the diabetes community in Europe. The Monthly Focus will also give you an update on the latest European Elections news.

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The Diabetes Society of Maldives awarded by the Maldives Ministry of Health and Gender

The Ministry of Health and Gender of the Republic of Maldives awarded the Diabetes Society of Maldives for ‘Most Outstanding Public Health Service’ to the Community by an NGO at the World Health Day 2014 Celebrations for the Project 200 Islands.

IDF calls for governments to take action in the fight against diabetes in South and Central America

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, April 24, 2014 The President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Sir Michael Hirst is calling for policy-makers and patient organizations to implement national policies to control the rising diabetes epidemic in South and Central America (SACA).  Sir Michael made his plea at the First International Diabetes Forum in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Winners of EU Health Prize for Journalists announced

Health Commissioner Tonio Borg announced the winners of the 5th edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists at a ceremony held in Brussels on 9 April. 

Young Jamaicans walk to raise awareness of diabetes

On Sunday April 13, a group of 14 Jamaican teenagers and young adults with diabetes will walk 5km to raise awareness of the alarming increase of diabetes in young people, and to raise funds for much-needed support groups for children and their parents.

9 people out of 10 die of a chronic disease in Europe

The European Commission organized the first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases on 3 and 4 April. ECDA welcomes the Commission’s initiative to organize the Summit, which we hope to be a step towards an EU framework to allow the EU to make a significant impact in reaching the United Nations goal of a 25 percent reduction in premature mortality from chronic diseases by 2025.