Advocacy

IDF produces advocacy tools and resources to empower diabetes advocates. Use our resources to put the compelling diabetes case to policy-makers and convince them to take action.

  • Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health

    A position paper by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health that calls for increased investment in circulatory health to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. It includes a set of recommendations to support governments in their efforts to prepare for future pandemics during this critical time.

  • IDF Annual Report 2020

    The IDF Annual Report 2020 provides an overview of the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2020. The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers.

  • Pressure Points: Call for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension for more resilient health systems

    Diabetes and hypertension are two conditions commonly diagnosed together and linked to a wide range of other NCDs, due to complications or as a result of being triggered by the same risk factors. This policy brief, developed by IDF, the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation, makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension that is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.

  • IDF Annual Report 2019

    Discover what makes IDF the global voice of diabetes and learn more about our programmes and activites to inform policy development.

  • Advocacy Guide to the IDF Atlas 2019

    The advocacy guide is intended as a practical tool for all diabetes advocates. The information contained will help to navigate the new edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas, and make convincing arguments for improving prevention and care for people living with diabetes and those at risk.

    Available to download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Russian and Spanish here

  • Prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the school environment

    Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes and is increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. This IDF position statement focuses primarily on the role that education systems and school environments should play in the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  • IDF call to action on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on UHC (2019)

    On occasion of the UN HLM on Universal Health Coverage IDF launched a call to global leaders urging them to leave no one behind and ensure all people with diabetes have access to essential care and medicines at an affordable price.

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  • IDF Annual Report 2018

    Throughout 2018, IDF projects and programmes focused on driving critical action in diabetes care and prevention, as well as strengthening awareness to inform policy agendas at the local, national and regional levels.

  • IDF's Response to the 3rd UN HLM on NCDs Political Declaration

    The Third UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs took place on September 27, 2018, in New York. Although IDF welcomed several aspects of the Political Declaration, it also regretted some notable omissions. This report, developed in the last quarter of 2018, provides an in-depth response to the Political Declration.

  • Global Presence Annual Report 2018

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the global advocacy activities undertaken in 2018 by IDF.

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