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on December 6, 2011

Labels: China, India, Mexico , Chronic Disease, Global Health Expertise, Health Care Education

World Diabetes Congress

Diabetes is a global challenge that requires public-private partnerships, holistic approaches and rigorous documentation of results to tackle this deadly disease, which claims 4.5 million lives each year.  Many of those afflicted could live longer and better with earlier detection and better care, preventing or delaying complications such as heart disease, kidney failure and amputations.  

Tomorrow, Project HOPE’s India team will share how we adapted International Diabetes Federation (IDF) curriculum to launch the first standardized, IDF-certified training program for Diabetes Educators in India. Partnering with 10 leading diabetes treatment nationwide, the program promotes the importance of diabetes educators – surprisingly a yet recognized profession in India, despite the second highest global case load (after China), affecting over 50 million people! The team will share how diabetes control and quality of life have notably improved among patients of HOPE-trained educators. The presentation will take place Wednesday, December 7that 11:00-11:15 a.m. in Sheikh Maktoum C (during the 10:45-12:45 session.) Please join us.

In addition, the Mexico team will share outcomes of a school-based initiative, lowering childhood obesity rates, along with cases of pre-diabetes after children received healthy habits messaging provided by HOPE over a 3-year period (9 to 12 years old). The poster presentation session will take place on Thursday December 8th  #P-1513 in Hall 4.

Conference participants are also encouraged to visit the Project HOPE booth G40 to learn more and explore partnership opportunities!

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