Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the online magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)
Editor: Elizabeth Snouffer (USA)

Diabetes Voice was made available as a print and digital magazine until 2018. It is now available as a digital platform at diabetesvoice.org.

Archive content of the magazine until March 2018 is available below.

Issue: March 2011
Section: Diabetes views

Tackling NCDs: a catalyst to strengthen country health systems – an interview with Badara Samb

Last update: 09/03/2017

In an exclusive interview with Diabetes Voice, Badara Samb, the World Health Organization’s Coordinator for Health Systems Strengthening, tells us why NCD programmes have remained at the bottom of the agenda for global health development and outlines the factors that limit countries' capacity to implement proven strategies for chronic diseases. Professor Samb is an experienced epidemiologist and public health physician, who started working with UNICEF early in his career, and later undertook research at INSERM and work with the UN on AIDS. In addition to his role with WHO, he has a chair in health and international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

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