i) To raise awareness of the challenges and impact of diabetes prevention, care and management in humanitarian settings among key decision-makers, governments, policy-makers, international agencies and non-state actors
ii) To catalyse new pathways for commitment, financing streams and action for improved health services and access to education, care and medicines during initial humanitarian responses to a crisis as well as in protracted phase
Establish a Steering Committee to frame key messages, identifiy appropriate and effective communication channels as well as key champions and ambassadors. The SC will also provide a pool of experts / key speakers across regions and countries.
Review / gather available relevant statistics and data, which will support the advocacy and communications documents incl. (but not limited to) a website including all relevant statistics and resources linked to refugees and diabetes, briefing notes, leaflets, and other communications and advocacy collateral such as videos and other testimonies from refugees living with, or affected by diabetes. Supplemented by the set-up of appropriate social media channels and a KOL blog
Promote the material via key stakeholders, identified champions, social and traditional media as well as participate in key global events.
- Establish a broader stakeholder coalition (beyond the existing SC members), able to take the platform to the next level
- Launch a civil society movement on NCDs within humanitarian settings
- Develop sub-messages of the platform with a focus on women and children (potential link to Women Deliver and liaison with UNICEF)
- Create strong links to the UN Global Compact on Refugees process (2018), WHO Global Dialogue on Financing (PPH II / sponsored by WDF) and the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs (Sept 2018)
Results at completion
• Project steering committee established and functioning. Delegates from WDF and the seven IDF regions, as well as World Health Organisation (WHO), WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Santé Diabète and Fondation Haïtienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardiovasculaires (FHADIMAC)
• Project website with deliverables established
• Project communicated with a call to action to governments, international organisations, donors, civil society and the private sector
• Two infographics and six videos outlining the burden of diabetes in humanitarian settings produced
• Social media campaign completed
• Delegates participated in the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs (Sept 2018) and contributed to the Political Declaration
• Steering Committee members attended global and regional meetings such as the WHO financing Conference, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition meeting, and the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs.