Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, President of IDF, calls on Commonwealth Ministers to translate commitments made at the UN Summit into action, as part of the Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book published yesterday.
Geneva, 26 May 2012: After an intense week of lobbying by NGOs during the 65th World Health Assembly, all 194 of the World Health Organization’s Member States have endorsed a historic target to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025.
Against the backdrop of the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, IDF and Bupa hosted the first-ever expert dialogue on diabetes and climate change on May 23. For the first time representatives of both health and climate sectors gathered to discuss how to jointly tackle these serious challenges.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 18:08
The World Diabetes Day 2012 campaign marks the fourth year of the five-year theme on “Diabetes education and prevention.”
The United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September 2011 increased the urgency to take action on diabetes. We need to widen awareness of the factors responsible for the global diabetes and NCD epidemic and the solutions that are required to counter it.
Ann Keeling, CEO of IDF, was welcomed as keynote speaker at a seminar hosted by the University of Sydney and AusAid (Australia’s Development Agency) “Implementing the United Nations Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases: Progress So Far”.
The seminar was convened by Ruth Colagiuri, IDF Vice President, and included comments from Natalie Cohen, Director of Health Policy & Partnerships, AusAid.
Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:10
The "Education in Africa" group is a public forum that provides a space for educators from the African Region to discuss and share experiences on a numbers of education programmes and other education issues.
The Education in Africa group will be a useful tool to encourage and support diabetes education in the region. Go to your D-NET profile and join the forum!