Founded in 2009, the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) unites 10 European public and professional health organisations active in heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers, respiratory, obstructive pulmonary and liver diseases. All these stakeholders have joined forces to reverse the rise in chronic non-communicable diseases in Europe.
UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases
2011 was a turning point for diabetes. On 19 and 20 September of that year, the United Nations held a High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. A milestone in the history of global health, the Summit was only the second time the UN General Assembly devoted exclusive attention to a health-related issue.
Dear IDF Europe Members, we invite you to participate in a study developed by the European Patients' Forum. Please see the details of the study below:
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IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya has co-authored a paper answering four questions for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs to be held in New York on 19-20 September. Other authors include Lancet editor Richard Horton; Robert Beaglehole, Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland; Sir George Allyene, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has developed the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of the 415 million people currently living with diabetes.
The landmark document places the rights of people with diabetes, their parents and carers into three focus areas; the rights to care; information and education and social justice, whilst at the same time acknowledging the responsibilities held by people with diabetes.