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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.

Life for a Child to launch 1,000 Young Lives donor campaign

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.

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions

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.

2014 European Elections Toolkit - A strong voice for diabetes in Europe

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.

March 2014 Quarterly Newsletter: Diabetes and Discrimination

Our latest Quarterly Newsletter is here!

This time, diabetes associations from all over Europe have shared their initiatives to tackle discrimination against people with diabetes.

Policy Puzzle survey: have your say on the evolution of diabetes policies in your country!

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.

Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network