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Novo Nordisk Media Prize Managing director Leif Fenger Jensen. September 2004. The number of people with diabetes in the world is expected to rise from 177 million today to 370 million in 2030 76% of the total number of people with diabetes worldwide will be living in the developing countries.
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The number of people with diabetes in the world is expected to rise from 177 million today to 370 million in 203076% of the total number of people with diabetes worldwide will be living in the developing countries
The developing countries carry 90% of this world’s total disease burden, yet they benefit from only 10% of global health resources
WHO estimates that 1/3 of the world population lacks regular access to essential drugs, and this figure is expected to rise to over 50% in the least developed parts of Africa and Asia
The Diabetes Atlas is a rich resource for decision makers, researchers, analysts, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.
Covering 212 countries and territories, the second edition of the Diabetes Atlas contains the latest information on epidemiology, economics, education, insulin access and diabetes associations.
Memorandum of Understanding with DANIDA- Danish International Development AgencyThe objective of the partnership is to combat diabetes in the developing countriesLead to the identification of two projects in India and Bhutan
India - the largest increase in any nation32 million people with diabetes -> 80 million by 2030 30% of people with diabetes in India will have diabetic retinopathy
Aravind Eye HospitalA non-profit organization and one of the world’s most productive eye hospitals (1,399,371 patients were seen and 196,439 surgeries were performed in 2002)
As part of the WHO’s Vision 2020 programme, Aravind has now expanded its role into diabetic retinopathy
Aravind Retinopathy Management Project, IndiaScreening of 100,000 people for diabetes2500 patients will receive laser treatmentCreating general awareness of diabetesReferral service for treatment of diabetes
ImpactThe projects funded by the World Diabetes Foundation will in the coming 3-4 years potentially influence the diabetes treatment of18,000.000people directly and indirectly50,000,000people in the developing countries