October 12, 14:00-16:00 CEST

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The relationship between NCDs and COVID-19 is multifaceted and complex, with meta-analysis indicating that diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and thrombotic complications are the most prevalent and dangerous co-morbidities in COVID-19 patients.

This online event will be hosted by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH), the only network of international, regional and national organizations advocating for increased prevention, control and treatment of all circulatory diseases – of which IDF is a member.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to discuss the need to invest in NCDs and circulatory conditions, and to present the GCCH Position Paper on “Preventing the Next Pandemic: the Case for Investing in Circulatory Health”.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – Director-General, WHO
  • Fausto Pinto – President, Word Heart Federation
  • Michael Brainin – Past President, Word Stroke Organization

Panel session 1 “Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: Circulatory health in crisis”

  • Moderator: Vivekanand Jha, International Society of Nephrology
  • Andrew Boulton, International Diabetes Federation
  • Xin-Hua Zhang, World Hypertension League
  • Daniel Pineiro, World Heart Federation
  • Michael Brainin, World Stroke Organisation
  • Raul Santos, International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Maciej Tomaszewski, International Society of Hypertension

Panel session 2 “Preventing the next pandemic: Transformations in circulatory care”

  • Moderator: Leslie Rae Ferat, Framework Convention Alliance
  • Kawaldip Sehmi, International Alliance of Patients Organisations
  • Anna Stavdal, WONCA
  • David Stewart, International Council of Nurses
  • Bettina Borisch, World Federation of Public Health Associations

If you wish to participate in this webinar, please register here

9 October 2021, 2 pm Brussels (+2:00 GMT)

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The IDF School of Diabetes and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) invites you to the live webinar, The evolving landscape in the management of type 2 diabetes, which will take place on Saturday, 9 October 2021, 2:00 pm Brussels (+02:00 GMT).

The webinar will address the needs of medical doctors involved in the management of type 2 diabetes and the prevention of cardio-renal complications. After the event, you will get a grasp on the latest evidence-based pharmaceutical management, the early diagnosis, and the prevention of cardio-renal complications in type 2 diabetes.

The IDF President-Elect, Prof. Akhtar Hussain, will introduce the live webinar, which will feature a panel of global experts including:

  • Prof. Juliana Chan, Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Roopa Mehta, Mexico
  • Prof. João Filipe Raposo, Portugal

Download the webinar agenda here

Register to the event here.

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This webinar is supported by an education grant from AstraZeneca, as part of AstraZeneca’s TakeCaReofMe programme.

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5 October 2021, 13:00 CEST and 18:00 CEST

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On October 5, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) hosted two webinars to present the IDF Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) Advocacy Toolkit and discuss with experienced diabetes advocates how to encourage local and national decision-makers to bring diabetes education into schools.

Speakers included:

  • Mr João Nabais, IDF Vice President (Portugal)
  • Ms Andrea Rodríguez, Young Leader in Diabetes (Mexico)
  • Ms Ines Jakopanec, Young Leader in Diabetes (Croatia)
  • Ms Beatriz Yáñez Jimenez, IDF executive office (Spain)
  • Mr Bruno Helman, IDF executive office (Brazil)
  • Ms Sarah Biyinzika, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uganda)
  • Mr Bruno Carrattini, Young Leader in Diabetes (Uruguay)
  • Ms Renza Scibilia, Blue Circle Voice (Australia)
  • Ms Nupur Lalvani, Blue Circle Voice (India)

Watch the recording of the webinar: 


Download the webinar agenda here and access the slides here.

This webinar is supported by Sanofi 
For further information on the Kids project access kids.idf.org

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Partners of the Kids Project: 

  sanofi       hriday       SBD       Diabetes Brasil       ISPAD       phfi


7 octobre 2021, 14:00 UTC

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Ce webinaire, organisé par la Fédération Internationale du Diabète (FID), était l'occasion de s'informer sur la prévention et la gestion du diabète en Afrique pendant la pandémie du COVID-19.

Des représentants institutionnels, des professionnels de la santé et des personnes atteintes de diabète ont présenté leurs différentes perspectives et parlé des défis et meilleures pratiques en matière de soins du diabète pendant la pandémie de COVID-19 dans les pays francophones d'Afrique.

Le webinaire était modéré par le Pr. Jean-Claude Mbanya, Ancien Président et Président honoraire de la FID.

Parmi les intervenants de ce webinaire figuraient:

  • Pr. Andrew Boulton, Président de la FID (Royaume-Uni)
  • Dr Jamal Belkhadir, Président de la FID pour le Moyen Orient et le Nord de l’Afrique (Maroc)
  • Pr. Naby Balde, Vice-président de la FID (Guinée)
  • Pr. Jean-Marie Dangou, Coordinateur des Maladies non Transmissibles, Bureau Régional de l’OMS pour l’Afrique
  • Dr Abdelkrim Meziane Belfkih, Chef Division des Maladies non Transmissibles, direction de l’épidémiologie et lutte contre les maladies, Ministère de la Santé du Maroc
  • Dr Malick Anne, Chef de la Division de Lutte contre les Maladies non Transmissibles au Ministère de la Santé du Sénégal
  • Dr Kaouthar Kammoun, Médecin major de la santé publique de Tunisie
  • Mme Anne Ahere Coulibaly, Trésorière de l’Association des Diabétiques de Côte d’Ivoire et membre du réseau Blue Circle Voices de la FID
  • M Fousseny Diakité, Infirmier et Jeune Leader de la FID (Mali)

Vous pouvez télécharger le programme du webinaire et les biographies des intervenants en cliquant sur ce lien.

Veuillez visualiser la présentation du webinaire ici.

L'enregistrement se trouve ci-dessous : 

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15 April 2021, at 06:30 – 8:00 EDT / 12:30 – 14:00 CEST

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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise and now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death. Diabetes is among the top 10 causes of death worldwide, and has increased by 70% since 2000. The number of children and young people living with diabetes is also increasing every year and 1 million now have type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, diabetes commonly goes undiagnosed or is only recognised when life-threatening complications develop. For those who receive a diagnosis, access to insulin remains elusive in many parts of the world. These trends are in contradiction of global political commitments to halt the rise of diabetes deaths by 2025.

On the 14 th April 2021, 100 years since the discovery of insulin, WHO is launching the WHO Global Diabetes Compact. To support this monumental step, strategically selected advocates with lived experiences of diabetes, government representatives and thought leaders representing a variety of stakeholders will feed into a discussion around the opportunities to support implementation of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact and catalyse access to health care services for people living with diabetes of all ages.

This event sought to:

  • Harness the voices of people living with diabetes and provide an opportunity for a variety of stakeholders to reflect on the content of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.
  • Amplify the need to include the needs and perspectives of children and young people in efforts to implement the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.
  • Identify and share lessons learnt from Government initiatives to improve access to diabetes and NCD prevention and care as a means to support the implementation of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.
  • Call for action across stakeholders to support the implementation of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.

This event was moderated by:

  • Mr Kyle Jacques Rose, Vice-President, International Diabetes Federation

Speakers included:

  • Dr Mark Barone, Vice-President, International Diabetes Federation;
  • Dr the Honourable Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health, Jamaica;
  • Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director, Department of NCDs, World Health Organization;
  • Ms Estefania Palomino, Program Officer, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust;
  • Ms Jyotsana Rangeen, South East Asia representative, Young Leader in Diabetes, International Diabetes Federation;
  • Mr Tom Robinson, Co-lead of the Global Project, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation;
  • Mr Jo Jewell, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF;
  • Mr Bent Lautrup-Nielsen, Head of Global Development and Advocacy, World Diabetes Foundation;
  • Dr Ghazi Faisal Sharkas, Assistant to Secretary-General for Primary Healthcare, Ministry of Health, Jordan;
  • Ms Elizabeth Denyoh, Diabetes Focal Person, Ghana Health Service;
  • Dr Vindya Kumarapeli, Director of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

Access the recording of the webinar below:


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