The Parliamentarians for Diabetes Global Network (PDGN) is a major advocacy programme of the International Diabetes Federation.
It was established in December 2013 at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Parliamentary representatives from 55 countries met at a special forum for diabetes political champions.
The Parliamentarians agreed to establish the Network on a permanent basis to be led by a team of three officers:
- Adrian Sanders MP (UK), President
- Honor Dr. Simon Busuttil MP, (Malta), Vice-President
- Dr. Rachael Nyamai MP (Kenya), Vice-President
They will be supported by the Hon Judi Moylan (Australia) as Global Coordinator.
The Melbourne Declaration outlined eight objectives for the Network among which were:
- Eliminate discrimination toward people with diabetes.
- Encourage governments to take comprehensive action to meet the targets set at the 66th World Health Assembly in 2013.
- Work toward urgent action through exchanging views and seeking further knowledge.
- Attend IDF organized meetings from time to time, (where practicable) to facilitate exchange of ideas and provide a support network.
- Establish a platform for dialogue.
If you are a Member of Parliament or other legislature and wish to join the Network or would like to know more about its work, please complete the form below.