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WHO agrees first-ever Non-communicable Disease targets

In a major breakthrough at the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week, governments agreed an aspirational set of targets to drive progress on diabetes and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including the first ever global target to halt the rise of diabetes. On the 7 November 2012, after lengthy negotiations in Geneva, governments agreed a Global Monitoring Framework including 9 global targets and 25 indicators on diabetes and NCDs.

IDF partner supports LFAC on World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation partner Boehringer Ingelheim will be continuing their support of the IDF Life for a Child Programme by donating the proceeds of an employee 3km run that will be held at the company's headquarters on November 14 - World Diabetes Day. A total of €20,000 will be donated to the programme. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company organises an initiative in support of Life for a Child.

20 days to WDD: how you can mark the day

World Diabetes Day - 14 November - is less than 20 days away! Here's a reminder of how you can support the campaign:

IDF partner supports LFAC on World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation partner Boehringer Ingelheim will be continuing their support of the IDF Life for a Child Programme by donating the proceeds of an employee 3km run that will be held at the company's headquarters on November 14 - World Diabetes Day. A total of €20,000 will be donated to the programme. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company organises an initiative in support of Life for a Child.

Fondation de l’Orangerie exceptionally renews two year grant

The Fondation de l’Orangerie and its donors have renewed a grant with IDF to support the Life for a Child programme. The renewal is exceptional and demonstrates their strong commitment to IDF’s humanitarian programme. The grant will run for two years and will be used to help introduce and facilitate self-monitoring of blood glucose for thousands of children and youth.

Explorer and mountain climber is newest Blue Circle Champion

Josu Feijoo, a Spanish climber and the first astronaut in-training with diabetes in the world, has become IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champion.

WDD activity spotlight: Denmark, North America and Spain

One month to go to 14 November and awareness activities are already underway in many countries to mark World Diabetes Day 2012. Here's a look at how diabetes will be in the spotlight in three parts of the world this November:

Visit the IDF Europe Newsroom

IDF Europe is delighted to present you with the new format for its quarterly e-newsletter, which has now been completed with an interactive online platform, the IDF Europe Newsroom.

IDF President : Strong collective voice on NCDs in Africa is essential

Jean Claude Mbanya, IDF President, has given the keynote speech at the WHO Africa region consultation on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This meeting, attended by Ministers of Health and WHO representatives in Africa, is the first regional consultation  since the UN Summit on NCDs in 2011. The consultation will run from October 8-10.

“Today is the dawn of another millennium for NCDs” said Professor Mbanya and called on Health Ministers to ensure “every African, whether they have an NCD or a communicable disease, has an equal chance of living.”

We've come a long way but we're not done yet

This quarter marked the one year anniversary of the UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. I have been reflecting on this anniversary and asking myself, one year on, what progress has been made and where we stand in terms of IDF’s mission of promoting diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.

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