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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.

Health Walk

Health Walk in Central Park

Walk with NCD activists in Central Park and share the mutual benefits of health and discussions about non-communicable diseases in a beautiful setting.

Meet at 12.30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine.

World leaders make strong commitment to address NCD crisis

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.

PBS interviews CEO: Diabetes to take centre stage at UN Summit

IDF President honoured by Oslo University

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.