Advocacy

IDF produces advocacy tools and resources to empower diabetes advocates. Use our resources to put the compelling diabetes case to policy-makers and convince them to take action.

  • Annual Report 2021

    The IDF Annual Report 2021 features the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2021. These include the IDF Virtual Congress 2021, the 10th edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas and awareness and advocacy activities to mark World Diabetes Day and the centenary of the discovery of insulin.

  • Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: a Joint Approach to Halt the Rise

    A policy brief by IDF and World Obesity Federation that provides diabetes and obesity advocates, healthcare professionals and policymakers with recommendations on the actions required to prevent, manage and treat both conditions effectively.

  • IDF Guide to Data-driven Advocacy

    The IDF Guide to Data-Driven Advocacy compiles information and advice that will help people interested in diabetes and health-related advocacy to find, interpret and use data for effective diabetes advocacy. It can also be a useful resource for researchers, providing insight on how they can support diabetes advocates to drive change.

  • Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health

    A position paper by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health that calls for increased investment in circulatory health to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. It includes a set of recommendations to support governments in their efforts to prepare for future pandemics during this critical time.

  • IDF Annual Report 2020

    The IDF Annual Report 2020 provides an overview of the main activities and projects of the Federation in 2020. The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers.

  • Pressure Points: Call for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension for more resilient health systems

    Diabetes and hypertension are two conditions commonly diagnosed together and linked to a wide range of other NCDs, due to complications or as a result of being triggered by the same risk factors. This policy brief, developed by IDF, the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation, makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension that is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.

  • IDF Annual Report 2019

    Discover what makes IDF the global voice of diabetes and learn more about our programmes and activites to inform policy development.

  • Advocacy Guide to the IDF Atlas 2019

    The advocacy guide is intended as a practical tool for all diabetes advocates. The information contained will help to navigate the new edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas, and make convincing arguments for improving prevention and care for people living with diabetes and those at risk.

    Available to download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Russian and Spanish here

  • Prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the school environment

    Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes and is increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. This IDF position statement focuses primarily on the role that education systems and school environments should play in the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

  • IDF call to action on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on UHC (2019)

    On occasion of the UN HLM on Universal Health Coverage IDF launched a call to global leaders urging them to leave no one behind and ensure all people with diabetes have access to essential care and medicines at an affordable price.

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