What We Do

Our primary objective is to enable law-makers to help prevent diabetes, encourage early diagnosis of diabetes and improve the treatment of diabetes in every part of the world. We exist to help advocates for diabetes wherever they are.

Our primary objective is to enable law-makers to help prevent diabetes, encourage early diagnosis of diabetes and improve the treatment of diabetes in every part of the world.

To that end we need decision-makers to be well informed about the challenges and how they are being met and to assist them communicate and swap ideas and best practice.

PDGN produces newsletters informing members of initiatives and best practice, and holds a biennial forum for members to come together and discuss the challenges and solutions to successful advocacy and championing diabetes within their countries.

Together we need to grow into a force that reaches a tipping point where resources devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and its comorbidities are not questioned. Where people with the condition can access the treatment, they need. Where people are not-discriminated against in work or their community because of ignorance or misunderstanding.

Following our first forum and the signing of the Melbourne Declaration in 2013 cross-party groups of Parliamentarians advocating for diabetes were established across the globe while motions and debates were instigated in Parliaments as far apart and diverse as Bolivia and Malta, Australia and Russia, Scotland and Kenya.

PDGN exists to encourage and support advocacy, to inform and educate decision-makers, to provide resources and assistance to people who can put issues on the agenda, gain publicity for causes and change budget-lines and legislation.

Two years after our inaugural forum and the establishment of our network, the UN General Assembly approved the Sustainable Development Goals, with universal access to health care and to essential medicines being key goals within a specific Health Goal. Both the Global Health Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals have the potential to make a radical improvement to diabetes care and to prevention.

After our second forum in Vancouver in 2015 members committed themselves to support the UN targets and work to prevent any Government reneging on its commitment to achieve these goals.

PDGN’s job is to support its members become champions for diabetes and it's comorbidities within their legislatures.

Contact us

adrian@pdgn.co.uk

info@pdgn.co.uk

 

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