This article presents the results of a pilot evaluation on diabetes knowledge and behavior of caregivers and school staff of providing education on diabetes in a school setting. The intervention is based on an educational package co-created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), local partners and Sanofi.
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NCDA Kenya (NCDAK) and NCD Alliance held a workshop on 21-22 March to develop The Advocacy Agenda of People living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) in Kenya. The meeting aimed to consult with PLWNCDs to define a common Advocacy Agenda, explore communications and advocacy needed to further the agenda, and promote among stakeholders meaningful involvement of PLWNCDs.Read More

This article describes the cancer registry in Colombia, VIGICANCER, supported by Sanofi Espoir Foundation through its My Child Matters program since 2009. From 2009 to 2013, data from 1242 patients were included in Vigicancer. This study demonstrates the feasibility of implementing a real-time childhood cancer outcomes surveillance system, that can guide interventions to improve clinical outcomes in LMICs.
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press releases

Celgene Launches Celgene Cancer Care Links TM to Support Cancer Healthcare Capacity Building in Resource-Constrained Countries

Grant Program Will Help Fund Cancer Care Capability, Delivery and Access Programs 

SUMMIT, NJ, December 5, 2017 – Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the launch of Celgene Cancer Care Links, a new grant program designed to support cancer healthcare capacity building in resource-constrained countries around the world. As part of this program, Celgene will collaborate with medical centers focused on enhancing patient care and building sustainable cancer care systems in resourceconstrained countries. Funding will be provided to approved programs in 2018.
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22 Biopharma Companies Partner and Launch First-of-its-kind Global Initiative to Address Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases

At the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, twenty-two leading biopharmaceutical companies launched Access Accelerated, a global initiative to advance access to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and care in low and middle income countries.


Access Accelerated and IFPMA hold 2018 UN General Assembly side event

In the days leading up to the third United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs, Access Accelerated and IFPMA convened partners and stakeholders at a UN General Assembly side event, Working Together to Translate Words into Action: NCD Prevention, Treatment and Care.

Access Today: Innovative Financing in NCD Care

This month, global dialogue brought to light several key gaps in financing NCD care. The LANCET TASKFORCE ON NCDS AND ECONOMICS recently released a series of five papers that demonstrate how poverty drives and is driven by NCDs.


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