2017 YLD Annual Report

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the activities undertaken by the YLD members throughout 2017, from their individual projects to the YLD Training Summit that took place in Abu Dhabi. You can read all about it by clicking on the image below. 

2017 YLD Annual report


YLD Leadership Training Summit

While much of the training provided to YLD members is online or via webinars, IDF also organises a biannual Leadership Training Summit for a select number of YLD members.

The fourth YLD Leadership Training Summit took place between December 5-8, 2017. More information about this Training Summit and the Training sessions are accessible here.

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There are currently over 200 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to more than 300 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year. Gender roles and power dynamics influence vulnerability to diabetes, affect access to health services and health seeking behaviour for women, and amplify the impact of diabetes on women.

To mark World Diabetes Day 2017, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) cordially invites you to a high-level stakeholder event that will focus on key themes of importance to the diabetes agenda through the prism of women. It will aim to highlight the importance of affordable and equitable access to screening, diabetes medicines and technologies, education and information for women living with diabetes and those at risk, and promote the role of women and girls as key influencers in the adoption of healthy lifestyles.

To register please click here: https://eu.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=200174679& 

The event will also serve as a forum to promote two global initiatives of IDF:

  • The release of the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition – www.diabetesatlas.org – providing the latest data on the number of people living with diabetes worldwide. 
  • IDF’s Call to Action #RIGHT2HEALTH, which aims to deliver key advocacy information and request recognition and renewal of commitments that governments have agreed to ahead of the UN High Level Review on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), scheduled to take place in September 2018.


Tuesday, 14 November 2017
12-15.00 (a buffet lunch will be served)


Residence Palace
Rue de la Loi 175
1048 Brussels, Belgium


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This Forum has been developed to provide all BCV members with a platform where you can discuss key diabetes-related topics and share experiences with other BCV members from around the world. From 2018, the Forum will also host BCV consultations.

The International Diabetes Federation offers two types of corporate partnerships:

  • Global partners are engaged in multi-year, strategic partnerships. In addition to IDF core activities, they also support tailored specific diabetes programmes.
  • Corporate supporters actively contribute to IDF's work and activities to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. They also participate in joint efforts to strengthen global awareness and advocacy efforts.

Our partnerships are unique with tailored platforms to address the individual needs and mission of each partner. Together, we design the best possible partnership that will leverage your assets and resources to address your corporate social responsibility objectives and make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. 

Please consider the following opportunities as a starting outline:

Join the IDF Corporate Partnership Programme – become an Official Partner of World Diabetes Day

Our Corporate Partnership Programme is the starting point of all relationships with IDF. Through this Programme, our partners support IDF’s global leading role in advocacy and policy, as well as the World Diabetes Day campaign, the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over one billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. World Diabetes Day is an official United Nations World Day which is celebrated every year on 14 November. It involves millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness efforts.

As an “Official Partner of World Diabetes Day”, you become part of a global grassroots campaign. It is a unique platform that allows you to engage your employees and your communities in local efforts which ultimately transcend borders to drive a worldwide increase in diabetes awareness.

Support IDF’s Humanitarian Programme: Life for a Child

IDF’s Life for a Child Programme is a fast-growing international programme providing vital care close to  14,000 children with diabetes in 46 developing countries around the world.

Through your contribution to “Life for a Child”, you support the children’s immediate needs (such as insulin, syringes, needles, blood glucose monitoring material, training, education and appropriate medical care) which will enable them to survive and improve their quality of life. In addition, you help us further expand this life-saving programme in the years to come to reach the thousands of poor children in need of essential medicines.

Participate in the IDF World Diabetes Congress

The IDF World Diabetes Congress is held every two years and gathers an average of 15,000 partici

pants. The Congress combines high-level science with informative sessions to help member associations influence policy and increase public awareness. The next World Diabetes Congress will be held in Vancouver, Canada from 30 November to 4 December 2015

There is a range of options available for participation in the World Diabetes Congress (from exhibition space and satellite symposia to sponsorship items), allowing you to reach the right audience and maximize your visibility and exposure during the entire event and its follow-up.

Please contact us for more information.

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