BCV members are instrumental in the development of the following IDF global advocacy activities:
PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES ____________________________
WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SIDE EVENT ____________________________
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE DIABETES CARE ____________________________
The first BCV consultation informed the development of this key document. It features the four main priorities of people with diabetes around the world: access and affordability of medicines and care, diabetes education, prevention of type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications, and discrimination.
In May 2017, on the occasion of the World Health Assembly, IDF organised a side event focused on access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations. Three BCVs participated as panellists: Riva Greenberg (USA), Vanessa Pirolo Vivancos (Brazil) and Stela Prgomelja (Serbia).
In 2017, the International Diabetes Federation developed key policy recommendations to improve diabetes care in three specific countries: Brazil, Russia and South Africa. The documents were developed with the support of the IDF Members and the BCV members from those target countries.