Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 17:39
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 Diabetes Atlas figures released today by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) confirm that the diabetes epidemic continues to worsen.
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.
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.