Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum 2014

The prevalence of diabetes is growing around the world at an alarming pace impacting individuals, families, societies and economies. Today there are 382 million people with diabetes globally and the International Diabetes Federation predicts that this will rise to 592 million by 2035. Diabetes prevalence numbers in Pakistan are also estimated to double over the next twenty years.

The Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum 2014 was held in Islamabad on 1-2 March with the aim of discussing possible policies and actions to help address the diabetes challenge in Pakistan and the wider region.

The Forum gathered more than 250 opinion leaders, policy makers and partners in public health as well as 60 media and was held in full plenary with speeches and panel discussions involving diabetes experts and international organisations. The plenary sessions were followed by workshops, where delegates discussed capacity building, policy and advocacy planning, primary prevention and awareness at the community level, and diabetes care programmes at the national level.

The recommended actions from each of the workshops will result in the ‘Islamabad call to action’ document, which is meant to help drive policy changes and feed into a National Diabetes Action Plan developed in collaboration between the local Diabetes Advisory Board and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Government of Pakistan.

The Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum 2014 was hosted by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Government of Pakistan. The Forum was co-hosted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), the Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP), the Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE), the Pakistan Endocrine Society, the Sakina Institute of Diabetes and Endocrine Research (SiDER) and the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), and supported by Novo Nordisk.

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Event Highlights

Final programme

The Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum consisted of a full day plenary meeting, followed by half day workshop sessions

Forum presentations, videos
and pictures

You can view or download the event presentations, videos and pictures

Forum summary report

The summary report containing highlights from the Forum and will be available soon

Islamabad call for action

A roadmap containing the outcomes, decisions and concrete action plans following the Pakistan Diabetes Leadership Forum 2014 will be available soon

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