Diabetes in humanitarian settings - IDF's call to action
Last update: 07/05/2018
No one should be left behind – Act now to support people with diabetes in humanitarian settings and help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development!
IDF calls on national governments, international organisations and donor organisations, civil society and the private sector to:
Guarantee uninterrupted access to diabetes medication and care for all displaced people with diabetes and integrate diabetes care as a key component of the humanitarian response.
Ensuring that the needs of people with diabetes in all types of humanitarian settings are considered in humanitarian preparedness plans and responses
Providing, alongside essential diabetes care and medicines, the framework for effective diabetes education, prevention and screening
Promoting inter-sectoral, inter-country and inter-agency coordination and collaboration
Fostering the adoption of essential T1D and T2D medicines and supplies and general diabetes guidelines in emergency response kits
Increase funding to strengthen health systems in areas with a high burden of displaced populations.
Ensuring that the financial conditions are met for countries to provide essential diabetes care and medicine at an affordable price point or with full financial protection
Providing official adequate development assistance to support national health systems
Fostering multi-sector, multi-stakeholder and multi-country partnerships
Investing in the training of multi-disciplinary healthcare teams
Promoting the development of culturally-adapted prevention and care programmes
Generate data through screening and monitoring programmes to assess the exact burden of diabetes among forcibly displaced people.
Developing data collection protocols and mechanisms to capture the actual scope of the problem including assessing the cost-effectiveness of diabetes prevention, management and care in humanitarian settings
Funding research into best practices regarding effective prevention, management and care of diabetes in humanitarian settings