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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

14 September is the deadline to vote for your favourite 'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video and have the chance of winning a free registration to the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai - 4-8 December 2011.

If you haven't already submitted your short 2-10 second video showing how you are acting on diabetes, make sure to do so at http://participativevideo.worlddiabetesday.org.

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.

Helmsley Trust agrees substantial grant to LFAC

IDF is delighted to announce that the The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has agreed a grant of US$1.193 million over two years for IDF’s Life for a Child programme (LFAC).

This is the first time the Helmsley trust, a private New York-based foundation, has donated to IDF.

This tremendous success follows on from last year’s grant from the Fondation de l’Orangerie and its donors and is now the largest in cash donation that LFAC has ever received.

Let's show our OUTRAGE and UNITE for a Healthy Future

In less than 50 days time, on 19-20 September 2011, policy leaders from around the world will come together for the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. During this high level meeting they will focus on the global threat caused by NCDs.

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