IDF is present on the global diabetes scene and works at defending and ensuring the rights of all people affected and living with diabetes all around the world. For the past few years, IDF has organised side events at the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO.
IDF side event to the 71st World Health Assembly - May 2018
On the occasion of the 71st World Health Assembly, IDF held a multi-stakeholder panel discussion “Nutrition education and IDF action to tackle obesity and prevent diabetes” in Geneva on 22 May 2018.
During the event, nutrition experts, government representatives and people living with diabetes discussed how quality nutrition education can be part of the solution to overcome the global health challenges posed by diabetes and obesity.
The event also provided the opportunity to showcase recent developments in the Kids & Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) initiative, a project that aims to foster a safe and supportive environment in schools for children with diabetes, and encourage the adoption of good healthy habits from an early age.
Download the event report, andwatch the video of the event (due technical issues, only half of the discussion was recorded).
IDF side event to the 70th World Health Assembly - May 2017
Access to diabetes care remains inadequate and unaffordable in many countries, making it the leading concern of people living with diabetes.
On the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, on 23 May 2017 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) held "Access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations: patient, health worker, government and multilateral perspectives on policy" - 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.