May 12-14 – XV Summit of Diabetic Associations of Eastern European countries: “Unity for the Good”

22 May 2017

Eastern Summit 17 1The XV Summit of heads of Diabetic Associations of Eastern European countries “Unity for the Good” was held in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic between 12-14 May. The event was held at the state residence No. 1 “ALA-ARCHA”. The Summit began with the welcoming speech of Svetlana Mamutova – the President of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Association of Kyrgyzstan.

The press conference was attended by Members of Parliament and representatives from the Government of Kyrgyz Republic, President of IDF-Europe Sehnaz Karadeniz, Board Member IDF-Europe Iryna Vlasenko, delegations of countries and regional organizations.

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A parallel award ceremony to veterans of the diabetic movement in the Kyrgyz Republic also took place, with the aim of praising the selfless work on protecting the rights of people living with diabetes. A number of themes were raised during the working sessions, such as intergovernmental cooperation of the CIS countries in addressing diabetes problems, the implementation of IDF-Europe development priorities. The summit also incorporated an information session devoted to innovative technologies in diabetology and financial opportunities for non-governmental organisations.

The days spent in Bishkek were unforgettable: heated discussions, searching for solutions and making use of new opportunities. The summit presented the joy of communication and gave a strengthened impetus to work for the benefit of people with diabetes!

Many thanks to Svetlana Mamutova, Rosa Sultanalieva and the entire team of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Association of Kyrgyzstan!

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