IDF side event to the 2017 World Health Assembly

Last update: 19/02/2020

Access to diabetes care remains inadequate and unaffordable in many countries, making it the leading concern of people living with diabetes.

On occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, IDF held the event "Access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations: patient, health worker, government and multilateral perspectives on policy" on 23 May 2017 - a panel discussion between people with diabetes and healthcare professionals on priority solutions to overcome national gaps between provision and availability of diabetes care and treatment among underserved populations.


The event highlighted the central role of people with diabetes in all aspects of diabetes management, care and prevention, and introduced our new network, the Blue Circle Voices. IDF also disseminated the findings of the IDF Members' Survey on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes to inform discussion on what is needed to achieve WHO 2025 targets at national levels. 

Speakers and panellists included:

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