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International Migrants Day - diabetes as a social, economic and health concern

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) expresses its solidarity with migrants and the many challenges they face across Europe.

IDF Europe warmly welcomes initiatives recognising both the opportunities and challenges related to migration, such as the UN Declaration on International Migration and Development of October 2013 and the important work of the Council of Europe in this area. In this respect IDF Europe would like to highlight the serious problems faced by migrants in the area of health, diabetes in particular.

WDC 2015 Global Village Regional Competition winners

The Global Village at the World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 featured a competition to recognise the most significant achievement by an IDF Member in each IDF region since January 2014. The projects and activities presented by the more than 180 Members that were showcased in the Village were judged on the following criteria:

A new approach to improve the health outcomes of women with gestational diabetes and their newborns

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) launched the global gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) model approach to care during a Satellite Symposium held at the IDF World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver.

Call for Venue: 2016 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp

 

World Diabetes Day 2015: make healthy eating a right not a privilege

World Diabetes Day: Protecting our right to health

On occasion of World Diabetes Day 2015, Dr Tim Lobstein (Director of Policy of the World Obesity Federation) has written the following article on how the right to food is an essential human right. You can also read it on the World Obesity Federation’s website.

IDF Europe Celebrates World Diabetes Day in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

IDF Europe, in collaboration with Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Nicola Caputo MEP, marked World Diabetes Day 2015 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Our diabetes awareness week comprised of a lunch debate, exhibition area, and blood glucose testing.

Read more here.


Formal evaluation of IDF Life for a Child Programme completed

In 2014, the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child (LFAC) Programmes's largest donor - The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust - commissioned the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct a comprehensive formal evaluation of the work of LFAC.

The work was conducted by a team lead by Professor Martin McKee and Dr. Sue Atkinson. Site visits were done in five countries: Rwanda, India, Jamaica, Mexico, and Philippines.

The review covered five themes:

IDF and ISPAD sign agreements to improve care for children with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent  Diabetes (ISPAD) have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) aligning both organisations and improving the flow of best practices. The agreements were signed by the presidents of IDF and ISPAD during the annual EASD meeting in Stockholm in September.

World Obesity Day: How will the World Health Assembly meet its 2025 targets?

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