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International conference explores how to improve diabetes prevention and care for refugees

DEAD SEA, JORDAN - In a conference organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), experts in healthcare services delivery for refugees from different sectors are gathered at the Dead Sea in Jordan this week. They will address an urgent issue - how to improve the quality of healthcare services delivered to refugee populations with diabetes - and will discuss the best prevention and treatment practices used internationally.

In India, a floating clinic brings needed care

Life is difficult in West Bengal’s Sunderban area. Most residents are poor, and their work - fishing and honey hunting – are dangerous. Fishermen face storms and accidents, while many honey hunters die in tiger attacks, a common event in Sunderban’s mangrove forests.
“This area is predominantly inhabited by the people belonging to marginalised communities, and it reels from inaccessibility, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and economic stagnation,” says Archana Mandal from the Jujersa Women and Child Welfare Organization.

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.