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Jakob Riis joins WDF Board of Directors

GENTOFTE, DENMARK – Jakob Riis, PhD, Novo Nordisk A/S executive vice president, China, Pacific & Marketing, has been elected to the World Diabetes Foundation Board. 
 
Mr Riis takes over from Lars Rebien Sørensen, who is stepping down after 13 years of dedicated work on behalf of people with diabetes in developing countries. 
 
Mr Riis earned an MSc in Forestry from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, in 1992, and a PhD from the same institution in 1998.

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.