As expected, the first three months of 2011 have given us a real taste for a year which promises to be as monumental as we originally anticipated.
The excitement following the passage of the UN Modalities Resolution in December, identifying key details of the Summit, has turned our anticipation into action and we are now seeing a new level of global dialogue on diabetes and NCDs. Read more.
Click for Essential Care
In the run-up to the UN Summit, IDF has released its global electronic signature campaign. Click on the picture to support our cause!
Five Questions with...Dr. Kaushik Ramaiya
What are the challenges facing diabetes care and management in Africa today? What are the main asks for the Africa region for the UN Summit? Read here for answers to our five questions for IDF's Tanzania-based Vice-President.
NCDs Hitting the World's Poorest People
On 2-3 March, civil society, academics, healthcare professionals and government representatives convened at Harvard's medical school, for a conference that addressed Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the world’s poorest billion people. The conference was an important step in busting persistent myths that surround NCDs. Read more.
O is for Outrage
Click on the image to view IDF's latest campaign video. Neglect of diabetes is an outrage!
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Life for a Child Success in Jamaica
The Life for a Child programme in Jamaica currently supports approximately 1,200 children. It was recently revealed that there are more than 10,000 young people in the island with diabetes. Read more.
New D-Start Sites Selected
The National Institute of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Hanoi (Vietnam) and the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (Pakistan) have been selected as implementation sites for the IDF's D-START project. Read more.
D-NET Discussing Diabetes
D-NET—the Diabetes Education Network for Health Professionals, is the first international forum aimed at enhancing diabetes education and management around the world. Now six months after its launch, the forum has 912 members and rising. Read more.
Behind the Wheel for NCDs
On February 27, Manjula Suresh, Regional Manager of IDF’s South East Asia Region, took part in a women’s rally drive to inspire cancer awareness and prevention through early detection. Read more.
Mixing Sport and Politics
For five years, Dr. Massa, a general practitioner with a special interest in diabetes, has organised a walk on World Diabetes Day in his hometown of Loja. Now, he plans to run 700 km between Loja and Quito with a friend, whose mother has diabetes. Read more.
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