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NCDs must be central to future development agenda

Global experts agree NCDs must be central in future global development agenda

Launch of new report “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” – The NCD Alliances Vision for Health and NCDs in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Full PDF version of NCDA press release

WHA meets in Geneva for crucial NCD discussions

The 66th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the world's highest health policy-setting body, is coming up next week.

From 20-28 May, health ministers from member states will convene in Geneva, marking the end of ongoing consultation processes and putting in place the strong foundations of a global NCD monitoring framework.

Apply for the IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes!

The call for applications for the IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes is now open!

Launched in 2012, the IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes rewards excellence, innovation and commitment in Diabetes.
This award also aims at increasing awareness of diabetes and recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with diabetes.

This year, IDF Europe will be awarding two prizes:

Take a Step for Diabetes

The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign is asking everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, encouraging symbolic donations of steps accrued through various activities.

A step is any activity that helps promote diabetes awareness, improve the lives of people with diabetes or promotes healthy lifestyles. Everyone is encouraged to submit their steps to our custom designed platform. Our goal is to reach 371 million steps, representing the amount of people currently living with diabetes.

Global Diabetes Scorecard - Tracking Progress for Action

The first-ever Global Diabetes Scorecard to measure government commitments on diabetes has been unveiled by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva.

European Chronic Diseases Alliance sends open letter to José Manuel Barroso

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) sent today an open letter to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.

Mauro Talini continues his journey from the sky

It is with great sadness that the International Diabetes Federation received the news of the passing of Mauro Talini, an Italian cyclist with type 1 diabetes who was riding solo across the Americas to show that there is no limit to what an individual can achieve with diabetes.

Getting theatrical about diabetes

In the latest edition of Diabetes Voice, read about IDF's BRIDGES project to promote diabetes education and prevention through community theatre in Fiji.

Empowered regions key to slowing and reversing epidemic

Slowing and reversing the type 2 diabetes epidemic, through prevention, research and advocacy, is outlined as a key organisational goal within IDF’s Strategic Plan for the triennium, 2013-2015.

“This is a huge ambition, but one which is vital if life is to be made better for people with diabetes and those at risk” said Sir Michael Hirst, President IDF.

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