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IDF President honoured by Oslo University

Jean Claude Mbanya, IDF President, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo.

To celebrate the occasion, the University’s Institute of Health and Society organised a series of events including two half-day scientific programmes.

Talks resume at UN, NCDA Open Letter gathers many signatories

As negotiations on the Political Declaration for the UN Summit on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resume in New York today, an open letter has been drafted by the NCD Alliance to urge leaders to face up to the challenge of NCDs with strong commitments and measurable targets. Leading academic, political and scientific figures have flocked to sign the letter, reproduced below:

NCD Alliance Open Letter

Dear Sir/Madam,

IDF welcomes Landmark Group

IDF and Landmark Group have signed a three-year renewable partnership. Landmark now becomes IDF's first retail corporate supporter partner.

Under the agreement, the Landmark Group will extend support to IDF through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Beat Diabetes.

'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video campaign

August news update

Programme highlights

Searchable programme now available

Diabetes organisations align to show support for WHO statement

The most recent report by the WHO, published in this month’s edition of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice has concluded that HbA1c machines can now be used as a diagnostic test for diabetes, with an HbA1c of 6.5% being recommended as the cut point for diagnosing diabetes.

UN Summit talks stalled - Reuters interview NCDA Chair Ann Keeling

Europe and U.S. accused of stalling U.N. disease talks

LONDON | Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05pm EDT

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

Geneva - International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some member states to postpone and weaken United Nations negotiations, an alliance of civil society organisations warned today.

Share your WDD activity with us

With World Diabetes Day, 14 November, less than 100 days away, planning is well underway all over the world to mark the day and build on the achievements of previous years.

Australian school gives generous donation to LFAC

The Meriden School in Strathfield, Sydney, Australia hosts a dance each year for students in Years 7 to 9. The dance is organised by the School's Interact Club (a junior Rotary Club). $5,000 Australian dollars (USD 5,250) was raised from the dance, and this was donated to the IDF Life for a Child programme. The pictures shows Dr. Graham Ogle (General Manager of the programme) with members of the Interact Club.

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