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UN Summit. Views from the diabetes community

On September 19-20, 193 Member States came together for the first ever UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. Margaret Chan, WHO Director General, called the Summit a “watershed event”. IDF asked three members of the diabetes community for their thoughts on the Summit and how its outcomes will affect the lives of people with diabetes going forward.

Policy Briefs

Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021

The latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveal that currently 366 million people have diabetes, 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes and US$ 465 billion is spent on care for diabetes. This disease is one of the century’s greatest health challenges and remains on a relentlessly upwards trajectory.

"Enough is Enough. Act on NCDs Now!"

STATEMENT AT UN HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2011

ROUND TABLE 2: STRENGTHENING NATIONAL CAPACITY TO ADDRESS PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NCDS

By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation and Chair NCD Alliance

The 2nd Call for Nominations for IDF leadership is now open

The 2nd Call for Nominations for members of the next Board and Nominating Committee of the International Diabetes Federation is now open. Additional candidacies can be submitted until 9 October.





The UN Summit and Beyond: A New Era for Diabetes

 

By Ann Keeling, CEO International Diabetes Federation

This week history was made at the United Nations. World leaders agreed a Political Declaration at the first UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that will change the global health and development landscape forever.



UN Summit puts NCDs on the map

On 19 September, world leaders gathered in New York unanimously adopted the Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), agreeing that “the global burden and threat of NCDs constitutes one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century, which undermi

First Global Diabetes Plan launched on eve of UN NCD Summit

Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reveal that currently 366 million people have diabetes, 4.6 million deaths are due to diabetes and US$ 465 billion is spent on care for diabetes. This disease is one of the century’s greatest health challenges and remains on a relentlessly upwards trajectory. 

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New IDF data reveals diabetes epidemic continues to escalate

New Diabetes Atlas figures released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) confirm that the diabetes epidemic continues to worsen.

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