International conferences and summits
Highlight : 300 participants standing up following the call from WHO Director Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to stand up if they are personally affected or know someone close to them with a non-communicable disease.
3rd UNITED NATIONS HIGH-LEVEL SUMMIT ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
The 3rd high-level meeting dedicated to NCDs was held on September 27, 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. On the spot, some sixty heads of State and government were able to hear reports from expert committees and members of civil society.
Stéphane Besançon, General Director of Santé Diabète, has been appointed to be a member of this commission, and is the only French representative of French civil society among the 27 representatives worldwide. A strong symbol for our association and recognition of our expertise which further strengthens our legitimacy to be more present in advocacy at the international level !
For more information : https://www.who.int/ncds/governance/third-un-meeting/en/
A successful 1st edition of the international conference “Francophone Perspectives in Global Health”.
1st international conference
"Francophone Perspectives in Global Health"
Organized by Santé Diabète, the 1st edition of the international conference “Francophone perspectives in global health: synergies in the fight against diabetes and non-communicable diseases in Africa” brought together 50 international experts (researchers, scientists, civil society, communities, etc. .) on December 19 and 20, 2017 in Grenoble. 10 articles were published following this conference.
Among the 50 participants present :
- The mayor of Grenoble, the vice-president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the Member of Parliament, Deputy of Isère
- The president of the national consultative ethics committee
- The former Vice-President of the Republic of the Comoros
- 8 representatives of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Agency for Development and Expertise France
- 13 representatives of patient associations and civil society
- 24 academics and hospital staff representing institutions in Geneva, Montreal, Grenoble, Paris, Bamako, Ouagadougou, Conakry ...
Symposium organized at the National Assembly in January 2019 by Santé Diabète with several Members of Parliament.
SANTÉ DIABÈTE ORGANIZED A DAY AT THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
This conference entitled "Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): a public health emergency in the north and in the south" was organized in January 2019 by Santé Diabète in close collaboration with the Members of Parliament (MPs), deputies Olivier Veran, Hervé Berville and Michèle Crouzet. It was co-chaired by the deputy Olivier Veran and by the Global Health Ambassador of France Stéphanie Seydoux. This conference, which brought together more than 250 people and a very large number of French experts, initially aimed to recall the achievements and gaps that remain to be filled in France in the fight against NCDs. Then, in a second step, it allowed to analyze the situation of many countries of the "south" to address the explosion of NCDs and to exchange on the expertise that France could mobilize to support these countries.
UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (UHC)
During the United Nations General Assembly, on September 23, 2019, a “high-level” meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and a resolution adopted so that all individuals have access to health services, ensuring that countries have a strong, efficient and well-managed health system; affordable care; access to medicines and medical technologies; sufficient, well-trained and motivated health workers.
SANTÉ DIABÈTE AGAIN APPOINTED FOR TWO YEARS IN THE WHO CIVIL SOCIETY COMMITTEE
Stéphane Besançon, General Director of Santé Diabète, has been appointed for two more years by the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros, in the world civil society commission (27 members) which has the new mandate of prepare the United Nations summit on Universal Health Coverage and follow the commitments of States made by the United Nations in 2018 in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases.
DR TARANEH SHOJAEI
Head of the Global Health Policy Center, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
"This 1st international conference ( "Francophone perspectives in global health: synergies in the fight against diabetes and non-communicable diseases in Africa") organized by Santé Diabète shows the collective desire to break down the barriers and share vision on the issues of Non-Communicable Diseases (MNT) in the French-speaking area and more generally those of global health.
By relying on very high-level experts and providing concrete elements, this very interactive and operational conference was a beautiful illustration of collective intelligence in a field still little invested in global health.
The approach of the speakers was in perfect harmony with France's approach to global health (France's strategy for global health 2017-2021), multisectoral and multidisciplinary, which focuses on strengthening health systems, while fighting against diseases. " "
Meeting with the adviser to the President of the French Republic on the issue of the fight against diabetes in Africa.
Stéphane Besançon (director of the NGO Santé Diabète), Prof Drabo (Burkina Faso) and Prof Sidibé (Mali) in front of the Elysée Palace.
Our advocacy work also involves writing technical notes to various political entities. One of them, addressed directly to the Health and Medical Research Advisor of the Presidency of the French Republic, resulted on June 3, 2015 in a high-level meeting at the Elysée.
This meeting enabled us to seek the support of the Elysée in the fight against diabetes in Africa. It brought together Professor Lyon-Caen, Health Advisor to the President of the French Republic, the Director General of Health Diabetes and the diabetologist-endocrinologist professors associated with our field actions in Burkina Faso (Pr. Drabo), in Mali (Pr. Sibidé) and in Senegal (Pr. Ndour).
This meeting enabled that the attention paid by the Presidency of the French Republic to our activities, reinforce the commitment of the actors concerned to improve the living conditions of people with diabetes in Africa!
International expert groups
In 2017, our association joined several high-level scientific committees. It first joined the international commission of the scientific journal The Lancet "Diabetes in Sub Saharan Africa" then the scientific committee of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) and the World Diabetes Congress (WDC). Then, the 15 years of work of Santé Diabète were praised by the international community through a 45-minute Reading Award at the World Diabetes Congress in December 2017.
From the start of 2018, Santé Diabète joined two major international commissions: the international commission in charge of the World Diabetes Atlas (Diabetes Atlas) of the International Diabetes Federation (FID) as well as the international commission "Diabetes in Humanitarian settings ”with UNRWA, UNHCR, ICRC, IDF, WDF and many other international organizations.
Santé Diabète has also become an official partner of the "humanity and health" chair and will participate in this context in the first white paper on the first patient-led hospital.