IDF highlights access to care as a leading concern of people with diabetes

24 May 2017

On the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) held a panel discussion in Geneva between people with diabetes and healthcare professionals on priority solutions to overcome national gaps between provision and availability of diabetes care and treatment among underserved populations.

The event highlighted the central role of people with diabetes in all aspects of diabetes management, care and prevention and introduced our new network, the Blue Circle Voices. It also featured the critical perspective of frontline health workers in achieving quality care and optimal health outcomes.

During the event, IDF disseminated the findings of the IDF Members’ Survey on Access and Affordability of Diabetes Medicines and Supplies to inform discussion on what is needed to achieve WHO 2025 targets at national levels.

Access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations: patient, health worker, government and multilateral perspectives on policy

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