Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action

Date and time: 26 Mar 2024, 15:00-16:30 (CET)
Location: Online

On 26 March, IDF and IAPB hosted the launch of their joint policy brief, “Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action”.  

During this online event, a panel of experts, institutional representatives, diabetes advocates and healthcare professionals detailed the economic, social and psychological impact diabetic retinopathy (DR) has on people with diabetes. Using lived experience, they highlighted the benefits a multisectoral approach brings to the effective prevention and treatment of DR.   

Panellists included: 

  • Dr Covadonga Bascaran, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Stuart Keels, Technical Officer, Blindness Prevention, WHO
  • Prof Sehnaz Karadeniz, ophthalmologist and Board member of the Turkish Diabetes Foundation (Turkey) 
  • Dr Fernando Malerbi, Coordinator of Ocular Health Department, Brazilian Diabetes Society (Brazil) 
  • Ms Anyiam Chimezie, IDF Blue Circle Voice member (Nigeria) 

Watch the recording below: