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BRIDGES announces projects selected from 3rd round of funding

The IDF BRIDGES programme, which funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes, has announced the projects selected from its 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries.

Announcement of selected projects 3rd round of funding

The International Diabetes Federation has disclosed the selected projects from BRIDGES 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries. 



How are you acting on diabetes?

The 2011 campaign features a new initiative aimed at engaging the grassroots diabetes community and showcasing global unity for the diabetes cause in this special year for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. Our World Diabetes Day Participative Video Campaign consists of an online platform displaying short videos of individuals around the world showing and telling us how they are 'Acting on Diabetes. Now.'

IDF partner organises special activity to raise funds for Life for a Child

On 1-4 June, IDF Corporate Partner Boehringer Ingelheim continued its support for the Federation's Life for a Child Programme by raising funds with a special activity organised at their booth during the annual meeting of the German Diabetes Association (DiabetesDE) in Leipzig.


2011 campaign posters now available

Five new posters have been produced by the International Diabetes Federation to promote the slogan - Act on Diabetes. Now - and key messages of the third year of our 2009-2013 focus on diabetes education and prevention:

"We're here and we're united" - IDF CEO at UN Hearing

NCDA Briefing Paper on Nutrition, Physical Activity & NCD Prevention

IDF President co-authors Lancet paper on NCDs

IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya has co-authored a paper answering four questions for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs to be held in New York on 19-20 September. Other authors include Lancet editor Richard Horton; Robert Beaglehole, Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland; Sir George Allyene, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM.

100 Days to Act on NCDs: Launch of WHO Consultation

Life for a Child film wins award at Houston International Film Festival

'In the Hearts of Africa', the second in the Life for a Child documentary film series, has been awarded the Silver Medal at the Houston International Film Festival, which recently took place on 8-17 April.

Filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, "In the Hearts of Africa" features children with type 1 diabetes in the country, following their day-to-day lives as they struggle to survive in the impoverished capital city of Kinshasa.

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