Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Sun, 09/11/2011 - 16:31
The NCD Alliance welcomes agreement by leaders of the 193 UN Member States on a Political Declaration recognizing the scale of the global NCD crisis and the urgent need for action ahead of a High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on 19-20 September.
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 09:38
Jean Claude Mbanya, IDF President, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo.
To celebrate the occasion, the University’s Institute of Health and Society organised a series of events including two half-day scientific programmes.
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 19:23
As negotiations on the Political Declaration for the UN Summit on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resume in New York today, an open letter has been drafted by the NCD Alliance to urge leaders to face up to the challenge of NCDs with strong commitments and measurable targets. Leading academic, political and scientific figures have flocked to sign the letter, reproduced below:
NCD Alliance Open Letter
Get into the groove on Sunday 18 September at the New York Academy of Medicine and move your body to Socamotion’s cool tunes while keeping fit, Caribbean style!|
Originating from the Big Apple, this series of classes uses the energy of soca music fused with hip hop, dancehall, Latin, Indian and pop beats and the spirit of Carnival to get you moving.
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.
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.
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 13:35
Europe and U.S. accused of stalling U.N. disease talks
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 17:45
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.