World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked every year on 14 November.  It was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. In 2007 UN General Assembly adopted resolution 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day.

Aims

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.

The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to be the:

  • Platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
  • Global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.

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