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Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises: It’s Time To Act!

In 2019, forced migration reached a record level with 70.8 million displaced people. It should also be noted, however, that…

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WHO Launches First-ever Insulin Prequalification Programme to Expand Access to Life-saving Treatment for Diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the start of a pilot programme to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes…

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World Diabetes Day: “I Had to Ration the Little Insulin I Had”

“I would only inject a little bit of the prescription so that we could reserve it for another day until…

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Diabetes and Refugees – Taking a Global Look at Diabetes among Refugees

Before Syria's civil war began, Hamad, 67, was a successful farmer in Tafas, a town not far from Syria’s border…

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‘None of Them Survived’: Diabetes in the Time of Humanitarian Crises

Because we did not have insulin or glucose strips with which to monitor them, they all died within hours of…

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Insulin for All: Treatment Activism and the Global Diabetes Crisis

In 2 years, the world will celebrate the centenary of the discovery of insulin for the treatment of diabetes. An…

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Ruth Hunter: Tackling NCDs in Humanitarian Settings is a Growing Challenge

Multisectoral networks have a vital role in meeting the needs of vulnerable people, says Ruth Hunter. Human suffering in humanitarian…

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Chan School Symposium Seeks Care for Increasing Number of Diabetics among Refugees

With diabetes rapidly spreading around the globe, its prevalence among refugees and others fleeing war and natural disaster has also…

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Sylvia Kehlenbrink: Paving the Road Toward Global Equity in Diabetes Care

Imagine a resident physician working at a low-resource hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. A young patient presents to her clinic with…

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Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases

Few expenses will drain a family’s financial and emotional resources faster than a member being affected by a serious chronic…

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Report on the Health of Refugees and Migrants in the WHO European Region: No Public Health without Refugee and Migrant Health (2018)

Almost one in 10 people in the WHO European Region is currently an international migrant. Finding work is a major…

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The Insulin Wars

How insurance companies farm out their dirty work to doctors and patients. Between 2002 and 2013, prices tripled for some insulins. Many…

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