Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 10:23
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 10:21
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.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 16:31
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.
Facts and Figures
- In 2015, there were an estimated 199,5 million women with diabetes. By 2030, this number is expected to rise to 313,3 million.
- IDF estimates that 20.9 million or 16.2% of live births to women in 2015 had some form of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. An estimated 85.1% were due to gestational diabetes, 7.4% due to other types of diabetes first detected in pregnancy and 7.5$ due to diabetes detected prior to pregnancy.
- One in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes.
IDF and our partners in the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA) have brought together expert thinking and practical experience of NCDs and their common risk factors to draw up a detailed programme of action which we believe UN Member States should consider as a template for a strong Outcomes Document.
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