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Why physical activity is key to prevent and treat chronic diseases?

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) considers physical inactivity as one of the four common risk factors to the major chronic diseases causing 86% of deaths in Europe: cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers and respiratory and liver diseases.

Healthcare professional training on GDM Model of Care

The first training for healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the IDF GDM Model of Care was held on July 13 and 14 in Chennai, India.  The two day train–the-trainer programme was dedicated to GDM and the implementation of the Model of Care in WINGS (Women in India with GDM Strategy) collaborating centres.

New initiative to tackle NCDs on national level launched

July 16, 2013 - The NCD Alliance (NCDA) today launched a programme to support civil society efforts to tackle Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) at the national level. NCDs kill approximately 36 million people per year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. If current trends continue, this figure is projected to rise to 52 million deaths by 2030.

Diabetes in the spotlight in Melbourne

NCD Alliance partners with The Economist to focus on NCD prevention and control

On July 16, Economist Events will hold its second “New Approaches to Non-Communicable Diseases” meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting will focuses on the dangerous rise of NCDs in developing countries and will build-on issues discussed at the inaugural meeting in 2012.

Policy-makers, healthcare practitioners, industry leaders, NGOs, patient and community groups will come together to seek practical solutions in accelerating progress in the fight against Non-communicable Diseases.

World Diabetes Congress: abstract categories

If you have submitted an abstract for the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, you should by now have received notification of whether yours has been accepted by the programme committee.

If your abstract has been accepted, please check which category it will fall under.

Oral presentation:

Video showcases difficulties faced by people with diabetes during Mali crisis

In March 2012 Mali was the scene of a coup d'état followed by a rebel attack in the North of the country. Within a few days, people with diabetes in the north faced a shortage of medicines and doctors to help them manage their condition. Hundreds fled to the south where they found themselves without the means to continue their treatments. 

New Conversation Map set to achieve safer Ramadan experience

A brand new Conversation MapTM dealing with aspects of diabetes management during Ramadan is set to be rolled-out across IDF's regions this year.

IDF Europe supports statement to WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases

UN report on Millennium Development Goals out now

The UN has released its annual report for 2013 on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) progress-to-date. The report is based on data provided by a large number of international organisations within and outside the United Nations system.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, introducing the report, highlighths that "now is the time to step-up our efforts to build a more just, secure and sustainable future for all".

Read the report here