World Diabetes Day
Is the world's largest diabets awareness campaign reaching a global audiance of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries.It is marked every year on 14 November , the birthday of the man who co- discovered insulin, Frederick Banting along with Charles Best in 1922. World Diabetes Day was jointly introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Comprising hundred of campaigns, activities, screenings, lectures, meetings and more.
The theme for WDD,2019:
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019 is "The Family and Diabetes". The aim is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has one on the family and support network of those affected, as well as promoting the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes.
World Diabetes Day logo:
The logo of World Diabetes Day is a blue circle,and this is recognisedby hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes throughoutthe world.
The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to:
- Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throuahout the year.
- Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinateed and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.