BAGSVÆRD, DENMARK - The World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) has received a DKK 31 million (USD 5 million) grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation in support of a project in Tanzania aimed at strengthening access to care for people with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as close to their homes and communities as possible.
The 2018 Global Diabetes Walk was stronger than ever, reaching a new milestone in terms of Walk organisers. This year, 202 Walk organisers registered 1,811 Walks in 82 countries – and an impressive 1,003,086 people participated. Not only were steps taken, but the message behind those steps was clear: Take steps to prevent diabetes.
At the WHO Global Dialogue in Copenhagen April 9-11 more than 250 delegates from WHO Member States, development agencies, United Nations agencies, NGOs, academia, philanthropic organisations and business associations explored new ways to address the critical gap in financing for national non-communicable disease (NCD) responses.
The 2017 Global Diabetes Walk surpassed expectations, broke records and reached a new milestone in terms of participants. 182 Walk organisers registered a total of 2,143 Walks in 82 countries – and an impressive 1,093,764 people participated. Not only were steps taken, but the message behind those steps was clear: Take steps to prevent diabetes.
The eighth edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas confirms what many authorities, healthcare providers and activists feared: that the number of people with diabetes continues to climb, especially in developing countries, with unbearable costs both for individuals and societies.
Today, there are 425 million people ages 20-79 with diabetes, up 2.4% (10 million) from 2015. Half are undiagnosed, and the vast majority live in developing countries.
The World Diabetes Foundation has published its 2016 annual review and audited accounts, detailing milestones, impact and financial highlights for the past year.
The 2016 review explores:
On 23 February, Mozambique launched a long-awaited programme addressing non-communicable diseases, and the country’s diabetes association gained a high profile member.
The programme, Integrated primary health for diabetes and hypertension - first phase NCD response (WDF12-745), will strengthen diabetes and hypertension care at the primary care level; raise awareness; and improve health information management in Cabo del Gado, Sofala and Maputo provinces.
The list of people to be trained by Peru’s new, 8-month diabetes diploma course is already long – 830 doctors, nurses and nutritionists in eight urban areas nationwide. But as training gets started, others are asking to join in as well, says Dr Óscar Boggio from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).
The 2016 Global Diabetes Walk surpassed expectations, broke records and expanded to new lands. 176 Walk organisers registered 1,830 Walks in 78 countries – and an impressive 429,006 people participated. Not only were steps taken, but the message behind those steps was clear: Take steps to prevent diabetes.
This World Diabetes Day, WDF employees are again out in the field, working to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention and treatment with partners at home and abroad.