382 million people suffer from diabetes whose 80% live in low and medium income countries
Santé Diabète acts to improve prevention and care of diabetes in Africa
The work of Santé Diabète and local partners permitted to divide by two the cost of insulin in Mali
Grenoble, 27 September 2016, The World Health Organization (WHO) announces the inclusion of Santé Diabète in the limited circle of members of the Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs. It recognises the expertise of Santé Diabète to face the challenges of this worldwide disease.
5.7% of the adult population in Africa is now affected by diabetes. This disease causes 5.1 million deaths around the world, i.e. 6.8% of annual global mortality. The international community needs to take urgent action, according to Pierre Salignon, Stéphane Bensançon and Mathieu Doré.