Policy brief

Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investing in Circulatory Health

A position paper by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health that calls for increased investment in circulatory health to prepare for, or even prevent, the next pandemic. It includes a set of recommendations to support governments in their efforts to prepare for future pandemics during this critical time.
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Policy brief

Pressure Points: Call for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension for more resilient health systems

This policy brief, developed by IDF, the NCD Alliance and the World Heart Federation, makes the case for simultaneous action on diabetes and hypertension that is an opportunity for decision-makers to strengthen health systems and achieve a positive impact on individual well-being and sustainable development.
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Position statement

Prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the school environment

Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all diabetes and is increasingly prevalent in children and adolescents. This IDF position statement focuses primarily on the role that education systems and school environments should play in the prevention of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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Policy brief

IDF call to action on occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on UHC (2019)

On occasion of the UN HLM on Universal Health Coverage, IDF launched a call to global leaders urging them to leave no one behind and ensure all people with diabetes have access to essential care and medicines at an affordable price.
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Call to action

IDF Call to Action 2019 – UN HLM UHC

On behalf of people living with and affected by diabetes, IDF's call to action requests national governments to develop a health-in-all-policies approach to achieve UHC by 2030.
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YLD Framework

Young people comprise 5% of people with diabetes and are often overlooked in policy-making. The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme aims to empower young people with diabetes through training and mentoring. YLDs share IDF values and are committed to raising awareness about diabetes, prevention, education, quality care, improved quality of life, and ending stigma globally.