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CEO Comments: first green shoots of an "NCD Spring"

The UN often comes under fire for not having achieved the twin goals of every Miss World contestant - world peace and the eradication of poverty. I say we just haven't achieved them yet. But let's never lose sight of the big goals and let’s never lose sight of the UN System's unique role in setting global standards and visioning major global threats and opportunities coming over the horizon.

Diabetes and ageing: hand-in-hand

April 7 marks the WHO World Health Day with a focus on healthy ageing.

On April 3, Jean Claude Mbanya, President of IDF addressed the World Health Day Forum, in Melbourne, on the opportunities and challenges facing our ageing population.

"We are now living in what has been heralded ‘the century of ageing’, with life expectancy soaring worldwide.

In 1950, when IDF was founded, the average life expectancy was 48 years old. Today, it reaches nearly 70.

Diabetes & NCDs: one step closer to inclusion in post 2015 development framework

Make sure NCD targets count where you are!

Six months ago, all Member States made important commitments to diabetes and NCDs at September’s UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is leading an official process to develop a set of global diabetes and NCD targets which were called for in the Summit Political Declaration.

Six months on: women's health challenges recognised

Six months on, the impact and political momentum of the UN High-level Summit on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) is becoming clearer. Diabetes and NCDs are now taking the spotlight at key political meetings and are featuring in resolutions and declarations.

CEO Comments: UN Summit-change is a marathon not a sprint

Has the UN Summit changed lives of people with diabetes and other NCDs and what are the next steps in tackling this pandemic?

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) gives her verdict 6 months on from the UN Summit in New York.

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A global health workforce for diabetes

Helen McGuire, Senior Diabetes Education and Health Systems Specialist at the International Diabetes Federation explains how the IDF Centres of Education can contribute to the  development of the global health workforce for diabetes.

To read the article, in this month's Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (DRCP) please click here

EU steps closer to tackling diabetes crisis

The European Parliament yesterday (March 14) signed a decisive agreement to develop an EU-wide strategy to counteract the diabetes pandemic.

The resolution hopes to improve the lives of the 32 million Europeans living with diabetes and those at risk.

Five questions with Professor Juliana Chan

Professor Chan, Assistant Dean at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital (CUHK-PWH), joins us in this quarter's IDF Newsletter to share more information on one of the newest Centres of Education to join IDF’s growing network.

1. Tell us about your institution? Why did you decide to join IDF's Centres of Education Network (IDFCE)?