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WDF launches first project in Zambia

Zambia is known for its rugged terrain, diverse wildlife, and world-famous waterfall. It also has a reputation for political stability and a growing economy.  Yet serious challenges remain. Poverty is widespread, life expectancy is among the lowest in the world and the death rate is one of the highest - largely due to the prevalence of HIV/Aids.
 

Materials from Vida Nueva project available now

In 2010, the World Diabetes Foundation and the District of Barranquilla, Colombia, together with other partners including Novo Nordisk A/S, embarked on an ambitious project: Improving detection and treatment of GDM and reducing the future risk of diabetes in mothers and their offspring in Barranquilla City.
 
Vida Nueva worked with the government to:
 
mandate GDM treatment guidelines for all public providers (a first in Colombia)

Diabetes care in refugee camps: ‘Keeping score is critical’

Hypertension and diabetes are two major health problems for Palestine refugees. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been providing diabetes and hypertension care in its primary health care centres since 1992, and is making significant strides in addressing the problems through a structured process of care delivery.