International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Workshop: Access to insulin in humanitarian emergencies

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Every year, millions of people are affected by natural and man-made disasters. The supply of insulin can be disrupted, which can have devastating effects on people living with diabetes. The online event “Access to insulin in humanitarian emergencies” will provide an occasion to discuss how supranational organisations, international bodies and civil society can provide a fast response to ensure a stable insulin supply in case of emergency.

Speakers included:

• Prof Akhtar Hussain, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
• Dr Philippa Boulle, Non-Communicable Diseases Working Group Leader at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
• Dr Alycia Clark, Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Affairs at Direct Relief
• Dr Amulya Reddy, Advocacy Co-lead of the International Alliance for Diabetes Action (IADA)
• Dr Iryna Vlasenko, Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
• Dr Nancy Larco, Executive Director of the Fondation Haïtienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardio-Vasculaires (FHADIMAC)
• Prof Solomon Tesfaye, Research Director of Diabetes/Endocrinology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield
Period16 Feb 2023
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionInternational