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Congress programme now online

The World Diabetes Congress Scientific Programme is now available online.

Search the programme by day, stream, session format, topic, keyword or author. Tailor-make your congress experience and get the most out of your stay.

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WillGolfBetter making a difference for LFAC

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is pleased to have received a generous donation from WillGolfBetter, a golfing company located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

NCDs a priority in new UN report

The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) released their final report on the post-2015 development agenda yesterday. The report sets out a preliminary universal agenda to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.

Why Health Matters to Human Development

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), features in the latest edition of IDF's Diabetes Voice.

Clark reflects on the development agenda post-2015 and explains how better prevention and care of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) fit into her vision for a broader development goal.

Read the Diabetes Voice article here

Full June edition of Diabetes Voice

100 days to do 2,100km: Join TeamBG for the 100 Day Challenge!

100 days to swim, run, cycle or walk the 2,100 km of the mHealth Grand Tour: this is the Challenge proposed by Team Blood Glucose (TeamBG).

Global action on NCDs: From political to practical

Geneva, May 27 - Governments at the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) have unanimously adopted an omnibus resolution on NCDs. This resolution fulfils commitments made in the 2011 UN Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, and signals consensus on NCD action, accountability and coordination. 

The key decisions in the resolution are:

World Health Assembly honours the Diabetes Society of the Maldives

Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and the President of Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly, Dr Shigeru Omi, awarded five prizes to leaders in public health at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Thursday, 23 May. Recipients included the Diabetes Society of the Maldives.

Latest news on the World Diabetes Congress

Catch-up on programme highlights and registration deadlines, in the latest edition of the World Diabetes Congress monthly newsletter.

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NCDs must be central to future development agenda

Global experts agree NCDs must be central in future global development agenda

Launch of new report “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” – The NCD Alliances Vision for Health and NCDs in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Full PDF version of NCDA press release

WHA meets in Geneva for crucial NCD discussions

The 66th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the world's highest health policy-setting body, is coming up next week.

From 20-28 May, health ministers from member states will convene in Geneva, marking the end of ongoing consultation processes and putting in place the strong foundations of a global NCD monitoring framework.