BCV members are instrumental in the development of the following IDF global advocacy activities:
PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES
WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SIDE EVENT
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE DIABETES CARE
The first BCV consultation informed the development of this key document. It features the four main priorities of people with diabetes around the world: access and affordability of medicines and care, diabetes education, prevention of type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications, and discrimination.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, on the occasion of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, IDF organised side events. Every year, one or several of IDF's networks' members participated as panellists in the discussions, bringing their perspective as people living with diabetes.
In 2017, the International Diabetes Federation developed key policy recommendations to improve diabetes care in South Africa. The document was developed with the support of the IDF Members and the BCV members from those target countries.