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Latest Diabetes Voice issue highlights youth supported by Life for a Child

The lastest issue of Diabetes Voice, the quarterly magazine of the International Diabetes Federation, features the story of Mohammed Hamoud, a 19 year-old youth with type 1 diabetes from Zanzibar, supported by the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

7 Days left for early registration to the World Diabetes Congress 2013!

There are ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT for early registration to the World Diabetes Congress 2013 in Melbourne. Register now and save up to 37%. The deadline for early registration is 14 June 2013.

More information about the congress, the scientific programme and other activities, click here.

Health and NCDs: priority in UN High-Level Panel report

Congress programme now online

The World Diabetes Congress Scientific Programme is now available online.

Search the programme by day, stream, session format, topic, keyword or author. Tailor-make your congress experience and get the most out of your stay.

You can access the programme here


WillGolfBetter making a difference for LFAC

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is pleased to have received a generous donation from WillGolfBetter, a golfing company located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

NCDs a priority in new UN report

The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) released their final report on the post-2015 development agenda yesterday. The report sets out a preliminary universal agenda to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.

Why Health Matters to Human Development

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), features in the latest edition of IDF's Diabetes Voice.

Clark reflects on the development agenda post-2015 and explains how better prevention and care of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) fit into her vision for a broader development goal.

Read the Diabetes Voice article here

Full June edition of Diabetes Voice


100 days to do 2,100km: Join TeamBG for the 100 Day Challenge!

100 days to swim, run, cycle or walk the 2,100 km of the mHealth Grand Tour: this is the Challenge proposed by Team Blood Glucose (TeamBG).

Global action on NCDs: From political to practical

Geneva, May 27 - Governments at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) have unanimously adopted an omnibus resolution on NCDs. This resolution fulfils commitments made in the 2011 UN Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, and signals consensus on NCD action, accountability and coordination. 

The key decisions in the resolution are:

World Health Assembly honours the Diabetes Society of the Maldives

Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and the President of Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly, Dr Shigeru Omi, awarded five prizes to leaders in public health at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Thursday, 23 May. Recipients included the Diabetes Society of the Maldives.

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