Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:33
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.
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
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:30
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.
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:08
For over 70,000 young people with diabetes in developing countries, living with diabetes is constantly life threatening. Access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, diabetes education and specialised diabetes care are often out of reach, increasing the likelihood of complications and, all too frequently, death.
Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy
On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee in the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to develop a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The resolution is scheduled for vote in the April EP Plenary.
On 22-25 May this year, EU citizens from across the 28 Member States will elect a new European Parliament, comprising 751 members (MEPs) to represent their interests from 2014 to 2019. As the European Parliament is the only directly elected European Institution, these elections are a unique opportunity for the European diabetes community to encourage EU policy-makers to commit to the diabetes cause.
EURADIA, FEND, IDF Europe and PCDE are working on the 4th edition of Diabetes: The Policy Puzzle, the only pan-European audit that monitors the evolution of the diabetes epidemic and the national policies and practices that currently exist in the 47 countries of the IDF Europe region.