IDF Europe is delighted to announce that the Portuguese Diabetes Association (APDP), the winner of the Long-standing Achievement Prize 2021, supported by Lilly Diabetes, has decided to donate the share of the prize money designated to a charitable purpose, to the Ernesto Roma Foundation (ERF).
The ERF is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 as a tribute to Ernesto Roma, the physician founder of the Portuguese Diabetes Association (APDP). The Foundation’s purpose is to implement projects dedicated to the education of people living with diabetes, and to support the training of healthcare professionals about this condition.
The ERF closely collaborates with APDP on various projects aimed at improving the lives of people with diabetes. Some examples of their activities include community-based interventions on diabetes prevention and diagnosis among vulnerable populations, workshops on diabetes care for children and elderly people, initiatives on the promotion of healthy eating habits as well as on the prevention of diabetes and diabetes-related complications, the latter in collaboration with the Portuguese Ismaili Community.
IDF Europe looks forward to further supporting and working with APDP and all its Member Associations across Europe over the coming years.
Click here to read more about the award of the IDF Europe Long-standing Achievement Prize 2021.