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Chile in the spotlight

Fundación Diabetes Juvenil de Chile
Based on interview with Cesar Velasco, President, Fundación Diabetes Juvenil de Chile

About the Association and President
Cesar Velasco is President and co-creator of the Fundación Diabetes Juvenil de Chile

IDF Quarterly News - June 2011

CEO'S Message - June

IDF: Creating a ripple effect for diabetes advocacy

Diabetes Conversations

Promoting Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is a priority within education at the International Diabetes Federation. Diabetes Conversations is a programme dedicated to:

Resources

Education is an integral component of the diabetes management and care. All health professionals need access to proven, effective, professional education about diabetes.

Resources produced by the Diabetes Education Consultative Section (DECS) for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) are designed to improve the profile of education and the expertise of diabetes educators and other health professionals.

Currently, these resources consist of the following:

2010

IDF President addresses Commonwealth Health Ministers

Speaking in Geneva on 15 May, IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya made the keynote address at the opening session of the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Meeting. In his speech, titled “NCDs and the Commonwealth: Changing the Future”, the IDF President recalled the growing global dimensions of the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which now kills 36 million people every year.

One year anniversary of UN vote for Summit on NCDs

13 May 2010 - a date I won’t forget in a hurry. It was a year ago today that UN Member States unanimously voted to hold the first ever UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September 2011. We weren’t exactly taken by surprise. IDF had been calling for such a Summit since January 2009 and had lobbied hard with our member associations and NCD Alliance partners to get that decision. But we were surprised that so many UN Member States – around 130 – cosponsored the resolution, showing their deliberate support for the Summit. And it certainly happened faster than we expected.


Joining forces on climate change and NCD prevention in Sydney

Two hot topics came under the spotlight at an IDF-led international gathering in Sydney, Australia. On 5-7 May, the University of Sydney hosted a Worldwide University Network (WUN) Workshop to explore links between Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and aspects of climate change. IDF co-hosted the event, with IDF Vice-President Ruth Colagiuri heading the proceedings.

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