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ANAD – National Association for the Assistance of People with Diabetes

The Asociação Nacional de Assisténcia ao Diabetico (ANAD) has been designated as an International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Centre of Education for the period 2009-2012.

Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre




Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre (DMDSC) has been designated as an International Diabetes Federation Centre of Diabetes Education  (IDFCE) for the period 2014-2015.  DMDSC is a state-of-the-art diabetes care facility, launched in 1991, that provides comprehensive care for diabetes and its complications.

Lurline Less

Lurline Less is Chair of the North America and Caribbean (NAC) Region of the International Diabetes Federation. She is also Chair of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica where she has been a member for the past 22 years and a volunteer for the past 14 years, and an executive member of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Jamaica

Dhruba Lall Singh

It is with great sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation received the news of the passing on 14 August 2012 of Dr Dhruba Lall Singh, Chair of the IDF South-East Asia (SEA) Region. Dr Singh, from Nepal, was a much loved and respected member of the international diabetes community and his contribution to the diabetes cause will be sorely missed.

Meet our Partners

IDF is particularly grateful to the following corporations and foundations for their support towards helping promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide:

IDF Global Partners are engaged in long-term multi-faceted partnerships with the Federation. They support IDF’s core activities and specific tailored programmes focusing on diabetes awareness, prevention, education and more.

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 200 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 160 countries and territories. Globally, over 366 million people have diabetes and the disease is increasing everywhere. For 60 years, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy and has played a leading role in securing international recognition of the need for action to tackle the diabetes epidemic.

Manuel Vera

Dr. Manuel Vera from Cuba is currently Chair of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) South and Central America and Hispanic Caribbean (SACA) Region. . He is also Head of the INEN Diabetes Care Centre in Cuba, and an Assistant Professor in the University of Medicine Comandante Manuel Fajardo in Havana. In the past, he has served as a delegate country representative in the IDF Board of Management (2003-2006)

Silver Bahendeka

Dr. Silver Bahendeka from Uganda is currently Chair of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Africa Region for the 2009-2012 triennium.

Chris Delicata

Chris J. Delicata from Malta is Vice President and a former Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) for the triennium 2009-2012. He has been actively involved as a member of the IDF Europe Board since 2003, serving as Vice-President, Treasurer, and spokersperson on discrimination issues. Mr.

Ruth Colagiuri

Ruth Colagiuri from Australia is currently a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for the 2009-2012 triennium, and Chair of the IDF Task Force on National Diabetes Policy and Action.