World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

World Health Day 2016 poster: Beat diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Health Day 2016: Action needed to halt rise in diabetes

The number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. WHO is marking World Health Day, 7 April, by calling for action on diabetes. In its first “Global report on diabetes”, WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beat diabetes: Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance

The main goals of the World Health Day 2016 campaign are to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low- and middle-income countries; and to trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes. These will include steps to prevent diabetes and diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes.