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WDF attends summit dedicated to ending childhood obesity

WDF Managing Director Anders Dejgaard and Programme Manager Jakob Sloth Yigen Madsen are among the several hundred invited decision makers and experts in Sweden this week attending the 2016 Uppsala Health Summit. 
 
The summit, which takes place from 10-12 October, is a recurring international policy arena for dialogue on challenges for health and healthcare. This year’s theme is especially relevant, Dr Dejgaard says.
 

In Malawi, diabetes magazines make a case for change

The media NGO Journalists Association Against AIDS (JournAIDS) has produced two magazines that are helping lift diabetes up the health agenda in Malawi.  
 
The first, Positive Voices, was published in February, 2016. The 32-page magazine features commentary, interviews and patient profiles, and targets patients, policy and decision makers as well as journalists themselves. 
 

WDF launches diabetes toolbox

Diabetes is one of the biggest health emergencies of the 21st century. There is an urgent need to unite around global goals, and increase the capacity of health professionals and others working to counter the disease- especially in low and middle income countries, where three quarters of people with diabetes now live.
 
The World Diabetes Foundation has supported 458 partnership projects in 114 countries since 2002. We’ve searched our archives for the best diabetes materials available, and published them on our website for you: