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Call for Venue: 2016 IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp


World Diabetes Day 2015: make healthy eating a right not a privilege

World Diabetes Day: Protecting our right to health

On occasion of World Diabetes Day 2015, Dr Tim Lobstein (Director of Policy of the World Obesity Federation) has written the following article on how the right to food is an essential human right. You can also read it on the World Obesity Federation’s website.

IDF Europe Celebrates World Diabetes Day in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

IDF Europe, in collaboration with Therese Comodini Cachia MEP and Nicola Caputo MEP, marked World Diabetes Day 2015 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Our diabetes awareness week comprised of a lunch debate, exhibition area, and blood glucose testing.

Read more here.

Formal evaluation of IDF Life for a Child Programme completed

In 2014, the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child (LFAC) Programmes's largest donor - The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust - commissioned the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct a comprehensive formal evaluation of the work of LFAC.

The work was conducted by a team lead by Professor Martin McKee and Dr. Sue Atkinson. Site visits were done in five countries: Rwanda, India, Jamaica, Mexico, and Philippines.

The review covered five themes:

IDF and ISPAD sign agreements to improve care for children with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent  Diabetes (ISPAD) have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) aligning both organisations and improving the flow of best practices. The agreements were signed by the presidents of IDF and ISPAD during the annual EASD meeting in Stockholm in September.

World Obesity Day: How will the World Health Assembly meet its 2025 targets?

International Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

An International Update on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus to showcase the learnings from the WINGS project, is being organized at Chennai on the 26th and 27th of September 2015. The Update brings together the world's experts in Gestational Diabetes from different parts of the world, including the world renowned Dr. Donald Coustan, considered the ‘Father of Gestational Diabetes’, who will be representing the American Diabetes Association. There will also be representatives of several other national and international societies.

IDF Recognised Education Programme launches new call for applications

The International Diabetes Federation has launched a new call for applications for its Recognised Education Programme. The programme recognises courses offered by organisations for health professionals in diabetes education and management that are consistent with the IDF International Curriculum for Health Professionals in Diabetes.

IDF volunteer recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Former International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Vice-President Debbie Jones was recently recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2015. The honours system, published every year on New Year and on the Queen's official birthday in June, recognises individuals who have made achievements in public life and improved the lives of others.