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
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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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:13
In less than 50 days time, on 19-20 September 2011, policy leaders from around the world will come together for the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. During this high level meeting they will focus on the global threat caused by NCDs.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:09
The International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Programme has launched an online section - www.lifeforachild.org/diabetes-education-resources - that provides diabetes education resources for children with diabetes. The Programme has recognised for some time that one of the greatest barriers to improving the quality of care for children with diabetes in developing countries is the lack of education materials.