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Public consultation on World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki

The World Medical Association (WMA) has opened a two-month consultation on its Helsinki Declaration on medical research involving human subjects.

WMA invites all interested stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes to the text, which revised version has been posted on the WMA website. All experts and stakeholders are invited to submit their comments to the WMA secretariat no later than 15 June 2013.

Latest news from the European Patients' Academy on therapeutic innovation

EUPATI - the European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation, has just published its newsletter for the second quarter of 2013. 

IDF Europe joins European project on economics of chronic diseases

EConDA, Economics of Chronic Diseases: this is the name of a European project aiming to examine the best method for assessing cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent chronic diseases.

Tackling diabetes central to post-2015 development

The Global Thematic Consultation on Health has confirmed that tackling diabetes and related Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) will be central to the successor Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The consultation, led by WHO and UNICEF from September 2012 to March 2013, united governments, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector to discuss how best to ensure the health of future generations.

Invincible House champions Life for a Child

In January 2013, the IDF Life for a Child Programme was contacted by Tom Etheridge, an 18 year-old with diabetes studying at Maidstone Grammar School in Kent, United Kingdom (UK). Tom is Captain of the school’s Invincible House, which comprises around 200 pupils aged 11-18. They used their house charity day to raise over £700 for Life for a Child.

Taking diabetes on tour and to the people

Charles Mattocks, Blue Circle Champion & celebrity chef brings us up-to-date on his latest campaign to change diabetes!

Professor Harry Keen (1925-2013)

It is with much sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has received the news of the passing of Professor Harry Keen, one of IDF’s Honorary Presidents. 

Azerbaijan hosts ISPAD workshop on diabetes in children

The Endocrine Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan - – Life for a Child’s partner centre in the country - recently hosted a workshop run by the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and facilitated by the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

MDGs: 1000 days to give a 1000%

April 5, 2013, marks the 1000-day milestone towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history and comprise of 8 concrete goals aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and deprivation.

To date significant progress has been made across many of the MDGs. However, global trends have created challenges to reaching these goals.

Send us your data for the 6th edition IDF Diabetes Atlas!

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is looking for new sources of diabetes prevalence data to include in the 6th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.

IDF uses diabetes prevalence data from a variety of sources in its prevalence model to generate country and global estimates of diabetes prevalence. The model uses data stratified by age, sex, and setting (rural or urban) where appropriate and presented for at least three age groups.