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Diabetes & NCDs: one step closer to inclusion in post 2015 development framework

Make sure NCD targets count where you are!

Six months ago, all Member States made important commitments to diabetes and NCDs at September’s UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is leading an official process to develop a set of global diabetes and NCD targets which were called for in the Summit Political Declaration.

Six months on: women's health challenges recognised

Six months on, the impact and political momentum of the UN High-level Summit on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) is becoming clearer. Diabetes and NCDs are now taking the spotlight at key political meetings and are featuring in resolutions and declarations.

CEO Comments: UN Summit-change is a marathon not a sprint

Has the UN Summit changed lives of people with diabetes and other NCDs and what are the next steps in tackling this pandemic?

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) gives her verdict 6 months on from the UN Summit in New York.

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A global health workforce for diabetes

Helen McGuire, Senior Diabetes Education and Health Systems Specialist at the International Diabetes Federation explains how the IDF Centres of Education can contribute to the  development of the global health workforce for diabetes.

To read the article, in this month's Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (DRCP) please click here

EU steps closer to tackling diabetes crisis

The European Parliament yesterday (March 14) signed a decisive agreement to develop an EU-wide strategy to counteract the diabetes pandemic.

The resolution hopes to improve the lives of the 32 million Europeans living with diabetes and those at risk.

Five questions with Professor Juliana Chan

Professor Chan, Assistant Dean at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital (CUHK-PWH), joins us in this quarter's IDF Newsletter to share more information on one of the newest Centres of Education to join IDF’s growing network.

1. Tell us about your institution? Why did you decide to join IDF's Centres of Education Network (IDFCE)?

Member Association spotlight on Denmark

In this quarter's IDF Newsletter, we put the spotlight on the EU Presidency country of Denmark and the Danish Diabetes Association (DDA). We asked Henrik Nedergaard, CEO of DDA, how the UN High Level Summit and the work of the DDA have impacted on national diabetes awareness.

CEO Comments: call for unified response to challenges facing women

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), calls for a renewed and unified response to the new challenges facing women and girls in the 21st century.

Read Ann's comments and leave your thoughts here