EPP Electoral Manifesto: a step in the right direction, more needs to be done

08 March 2024

IDF Europe welcomes the European People’s Party (EPP)’s initiative to include diabetes in its electoral manifesto presented at their Congress in Bucharest on March 6-7, which proposes a European Cardiovascular (CVD) Plan alongside a health screening initiative for CVD and diabetes.

However, this is not enough. Only a comprehensive and targeted diabetes plan can be truly transformative in addressing the needs of the 32 million European citizens living with diabetes. Integrating both conditions into a unified plan would provide a cost-effective solution to improving prevention and care and building a healthier future not only for those living with diabetes, CVD and other NCDs, but for all Europeans.