A meeting focused on diabetes guidelines for the management of type 1 diabetes in Africa was held in Nairobi on 10-12 October 2018, supported by Novo Nordisk. The IDF Africa Region is grateful that key opinion leaders in the continent put their heads together to ensure that people with diabetes get quality care by ensuring that diabetes guidelines are in place.
Diabetes was a focus of the Africa Health Business Symposium, held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8-9 October 2018. Prof. Naby Balde, IDF Africa Regional Chair, gave a presentation on a topical issue, "What does Universal Health Coverage mean for people with diabetes?" It is important that people with diabetes are not left behind as the global movement towards healthcare for all takes center stage. Prof. Balde highlighted the need to invest in initiatives to tackle diabetes in Africa.
Image right: Prof. Naby Balde (left) with H.E Amira Elfadali, Commisioner AU, and Soraya Ramoul, Novo Nordisk
Diabetes was among the main topics of discussion at the Third High-Level Meeting (HLM3) of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), held in New York on September 27, 2018. IDF Africa Regional Chair, Prof. Naby Balde, was part of the IDF delegation that attended the meeting.
Read IDF's statement on the political declaration issued for the HLM3.
Image right: Prof. Naby Balde (middle) with Serge Langlois (right), IDF Vice-President and Phil Riley, IDF Campaigns Director.