IDF Diabetes Roadmap Outlines Goals for Global Care

With 1 year to go, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched its Diabetes Roadmap to the UN High Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This document outlines IDF’s aims for diabetes on the road to the Summit and its immediate aftermath.

“With this Diabetes Roadmap, the International Diabetes Federation has set out a diabetes-specific program of work that will provide the critical foundations for ensuring the Summit has a lasting positive impact on the global diabetes epidemic,” Ann Keeling, IDF chief executive officer, stated in a press release.

This historical achievement reinforces the powerful voice of the NCD Alliance — comprised of the International Diabetes Federation, World Heart Federation, the Union for International Cancer Control and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

The release of the IDF Diabetes Roadmap kicks off a series of activities leading up to the Summit, starting with a meeting featuring leading diabetes experts. On Sept. 10-12, IDF convened 16 diabetes experts from around the world in Brussels, Belgium. This group of experts worked together to produce two key technical documents: the IDF Global Diabetes Plan (2011-2021) and the IDF Global Diabetes Care Model. Both documents will provide the global advocacy, action and implementation frameworks for world leaders and governments going forward.

“The world must move from talk to action now. When heads of governments ask us at the Summit what can be done about diabetes, these documents will provide the answers,” Jean Claude Mbanya, IDF president, stated.

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