Ann Keeling, CEO
Creating an advocacy 'ripple'
Work at IDF has continued at a fast pace as we race into the second half of the year. Internally, we have continued to produce first class advocacy and communication tools. Externally, IDF continues to have a far reaching impact, through programmes such as Life for a Child and BRIDGES
. All of these on-going projects are set to the backdrop of the UN High Level Meeting coming up in September.
In the past few months, I can confidently say we have broken advocacy borders and created a ripple effect in the diabetes community and beyond. Read more.
Chile in the spotlight
This quarter we take a look at the Fundación Diabetes Juvenil de Chile and ask the association’s President, Cesar Velasco, just what makes it unique. Read more.
Five Questions with...
In March, members of the BRIDGES committee convened at IDF’s Executive Office in Brussels. We took this opportunity to fire our five questions at Juan José Gagliardino, Chair of BRIDGES Reviewing Committee. Read more.
Are you ready to act?
Send in a 5 to 10 second video showing us how you are acting on diabetes. The video will be showcased on the World Diabetes Day website. The individual video with the most "likes" will win a free registration to the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai, 4-8 December 2011. Get recording now!
Campaign video now in Arabic!
IDF has launched its first-ever animated campaign video, calling on all viewers to take an active stance on diabetes in 2011. Most recently it has been released in Arabic.
Versions in English, French and Spanish are available here
100 Days to Act on NCDs
We are entering the 100 Day Countdown to the UN Summit! Get your voice heard, contribute your views to the Summit, and say loud and clear that neglect of diabetes and NCDs is an OUTRAGE.
Be part of the WHO consultation on NCDs and check out the NCD Alliance's asks for the Summit.
IDF and The Lancet team-up
In April, IDF and its partners in the NCD Alliance joined The Lancet NCD Action Group to produce a list of five priority interventions to tackle the rise in non-communicable diseases, published in The Lancet online. Read more.
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Profile of a champion
IDF is delighted to welcome Phil Southerland as one of IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champions. Phil was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 7 months and has battled the odds to found Team Type 1.
Read more about Phil.
Showcasing 2010's successes
This quarter IDF released its first ever Annual Report, showcasing the many achievements that contributed to what was a landmark year. In particular, 2010 witnessed both IDF's 60th anniversary and the year when diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) finally rose to the forefront of global awareness and the political agenda.
Read more and download a copy of the report, also available in Spanish and French.
A blogger's view
In this new column, we talk to some of the opinion leaders in the diabetes blogging community. This quarter we talked with Sysy Morales about The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes and her hopes for the UN Summit. Read more.
Education Modules: New edition, now available!
The Second Edition of IDF’s Diabetes Education Modules are now available. The modules are divided into six sections and include, for the first time, sections on oral health and disaster planning. All slides are accompanied by detailed speaker notes and are available in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Download the modules.
LFAC receives new donation
IDF is delighted to announce that T1D Exchange - a type 1 diabetes data exchange will support IDF’s Life for a Child Programme. T1D is a new not for profit project that hopes to become the largest type 1 diabetes study ever. It comprises of three components; a clinical registry, biobank, and web-based patient portal.
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