Diabetes in humanitarian settings - Steering Committee

The members of the Steering Committee of the IDF Diabetes Care, Prevention and Management in Humanitarian Settings project include:

Chair: Dr. Nizar Al Bache, Past Chair of the IDF Middle East and North Africa Region

IDF representatives

  • Africa: Dr. Naby Balde, Chair, IDF Africa Region
  • Europe: Prof. Tatjana Milenkovic, Macedonian Diabetes Association
  • Middle East and North Africa: Dr. Mohamed Sandid, Lebanese Diabetes Association
  • North America and Caribbean: Dr. Nancy Larco, Fondation Haïtienne de Diabète et des Maladies Cardiovasculaires (FHADIMAC)
  • South and Central America: Dr. Ammar Ibrahim, Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición (INDEN)
  • South-East Asia: Dr. Shaukat Sadikot, Diabetes India
  • Western Pacific: Prof. Nam H. Cho, President International Diabetes Federation


  • Mr. Stéphane Besançon, CEO Santé Diabète Mali
  • Mr. Jakob Sloth Yigen Madsen, Programme Manager, World Diabetes Foundation (WDF)
  • Dr. Sigiriya Aebisher Perone, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Dr. Akihiro Seita, Director of Health Programme, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  • Dr. Slim Slama, Regional Adviser, World Health Organization (WHO)
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