The Latest News from IDF

First-ever IndyCar driver with diabetes becomes Blue Circle Champion

IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champion is professional IndyCar racer, Charlie Kimball.

Kimball  began racing go-karts at age 9. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 and was forced to abandon his racing program mid-season. Kimball returned to the cockpit the following year and claimed a podium finish in his first race back in the car.

NCD Alliance calls for WHO support on Global NCD Action Plan

Cary Adams, Chair of the NCD Alliance, today called on the WHO to consider five priorities for the Global NCD Action Plan.

The priorities, fall under the areas of, leadership, resources, synergy, engagement and accountability

Priorities set for 2013 EU Health Programme

World Diabetes Congress 2013: Online registration now open!

IDF Europe announces new partnerships

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) announced the conclusion of two Corporate Partnerships with pharmaceutical company Janssen and medical devices company Ypsomed.

Appointment of interim CEO of IDF

Linda McGoldrick has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer of IDF until a permanent appointment is made, hopefully by the spring of 2013.

Linda is a global business strategy leader and policy expert in the health care and life sciences sectors.  She has held a number of senior roles in European and North American companies, and has extensive experience of serving on the boards of NGOs, charities and public bodies in both Europe and the US.

LFAC partner donates one million test strips to the Programme

As part of its World Diabetes Day 2012 celebrations, IDF Life for a Child Programme partner LifeScan, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, has generously donated one million test strips to children with diabetes in seven countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala) supported by the Programme.

Driving NCD awareness forward in Uganda

The Uganda Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (UNCDA) has taken a major step towards advancing a scalable model of integrated community screening and treatment for NCDs. On Saturday, 15 December, UNCDA and key partners organized the first ever Patient Empowerment Day for NCDs.

LFAC announces formation of Medical & Scientific Advisory Group

The International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Programme is pleased to formally announce the formation of the Life for a Child Medical & Scientific Advisory Group. Composed of International and Country Advisors, the Group’s primary function will be to support the Programme in achieving its vision that “No child should die of diabetes”. Over a two year term (2012-14), advisors will:

Call for Youth Leadership Camp venue

For the 3rd edition of its Youth Leadership Camp to be organized during the summer of 2013, IDF Europe has published a call for European Diabetes Associations to propose a camp venue.

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