The Latest News from IDF

Blue monument challenge

The 2011 edition of the Blue Monument Challenge, one of the main campaign initiatives aimed at attracting the general public's attention to the global diabetes epidemic, continues to gather momentum. Here are the latest monuments and buildings around the world that have confirmed that they will be lighting in blue in November:

Diabetes experts convene in the Middle East

WHAT: The International Diabetes Federation’s WORLD DIABETES CONGRESS 2011. Estimated attendance: 15,000 international delegates, over 1000 speakers

WHEN: 4-8 December 2011

WHERE: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Blue Circle Champions

Olympic swimming gold medal winner Gary Hall Jr and Phil Southerland, CEO and Founder of Team Type 1, have joined other high-profile athletes and inspiring individuals with diabetes in pledging their support for World Diabetes Day and promoting the blue circle – the global symbol of diabetes - by agreeing to become Blue Circle Champions.


"Enough is Enough. Act on NCDs Now!"

STATEMENT AT UN HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2011

ROUND TABLE 2: STRENGTHENING NATIONAL CAPACITY TO ADDRESS PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NCDS

By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation and Chair NCD Alliance

The 2nd Call for Nominations for IDF leadership is now open

The 2nd Call for Nominations for members of the next Board and Nominating Committee of the International Diabetes Federation is now open. Additional candidacies can be submitted until 9 October.





The UN Summit and Beyond: A New Era for Diabetes

 

By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation

This week history was made at the United Nations. World leaders agreed a Political Declaration at the first UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that will change the global health and development landscape forever.



Inspiring young girl collects money for Life for a Child

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very grateful to have received the generous support of 9 year-old Lilly Branka, a young girl with type 1 diabetes treated at the Joslin Diabetes Center in the USA. 
 

UN Summit puts NCDs on the map

On 19 September, world leaders gathered in New York unanimously adopted the Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), agreeing that “the global burden and threat of NCDs constitutes one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century, which undermi

First Global Diabetes Plan launched on eve of UN NCD Summit

Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveal that currently 366 million people have diabetes, 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes and US$ 465 billion is spent on care for diabetes. This disease is one of the century’s greatest health challenges and remains on a relentlessly upwards trajectory. 

New IDF data reveals diabetes epidemic continues to escalate

New Diabetes Atlas figures released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) confirm that the diabetes epidemic continues to worsen.

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