• WHO Europe launches regional action plan on digital health

    16 September 2022

    The 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC72) took place on 12–14 September 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Health ministers and high-level delegates of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region as well as representatives of civil society organisations gathered to discuss public health challenges and ongoing heath emergencies such as COVID-19 and monkeypox. Health leaders also reflected on the progress achieved in the implementation of the European Programme of Work (EPW) 2020–2025 – “United Action for Better Health in Europe” at the country level, with the aim to promote and advance public health and well-being of all Europeans.

  • Towards a new European Parliament Diabetes Resolution

    06 September 2022

    On the Centenary of the Discovery of Insulin, 10 years after the first European Parliament Motion for Resolution on diabetes, let’s stop ignoring the 170,000 children and the 32 million adults living with the disease in the European Union (EU) and the millions more on their way to developing it. Let’s re-design health systems, which build on the effective prevention and management of diabetes and other chronic diseases, to guarantee their own resilience, improve EU citizens’ quality of life and reduce inequalities.

  • Survey: Improving the relationship between the person living with diabetes and their doctor/diabetes team

    01 September 2022

    IDF Europe has recently established a working group as part of a new platform of People living with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other types of diabetes in Europe, which is specifically looking at the key components of a successful relationship between people living with diabetes (PwD) and healthcare professionals (HCPs). To best understand the views of PwD, we have prepared a survey to collect information on what influences the quality of the PwD-HCP relationship. The results of the survey will ultimately contribute to the development of recommendations on how to improve the relationship and, subsequently, the quality of life and health outcomes of PwD.

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