Presenting new epidemiological and diabetes-related impact data.
IDF, together with the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation have released a new policy brief - “Pressure Points: Call for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension for more resilient health systems” - that makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension, two conditions that commonly occur together.
Diabetes and hypertension are also linked to a wide range of other NCDs, due to complications or as a result of being triggered by the same risk factors. Action to tackle the rising prevalence of diabetes and hypertension is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.
The policy brief has been developed with input from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, FDI World Dental Federation, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, George Institute for Global Health, Resolve to Save Lives, Union for International Cancer Control and World Obesity Federation as well as from members of NCD Alliance’s Peer Learning Advocacy Network on an Inclusive NCD Agenda.