Monday, 11 April 2016

WHO Global Report on Diabetes

The World Health Organization has published it's first Global Report on Diabetes It shows there are 4 times as many diabetics in the world now as there were 30 years ago and the disease was responsible for the deaths of 3.7 million people in 2012.

"There are no simple solutions for addressing diabetes but coordinated, multicomponent intervention can make a significant difference. Everyone can play a role in reducing the impact of all forms of diabetes. Governments, health-care providers, people with diabetes, civil society, food producers and manufacturers and suppliers of medicines and technology are all stakeholders. Collectively, they can make a significant contribution to halt the rise in diabetes and improve the lives of those living with the disease."

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