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Discussion Series on South-South Knowledge-Improving Diabetes Care and Prevention

Date: 01 Dec, 2015 - 03 Dec, 2015
Start time: 13:00
End time: 14:00
  • Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Vancouver , Canada
  • Type: Workshop
  • Region: North America and Caribbean
  • Organiser: International Diabetes Federation
  • Target audience: All health professionals
  • Event website: will be added very soon
  • Language: English
  • Attending members: 0

South-South Co-operation and Knowledge-Sharing are well developed concepts in development policy and practice, having been established by the UN in 2009 and supported by numerous bodies including the OECD Task Team on South-South Co-operation since 2010 and the World Bank Knowledge Exchange since 2012. In the world of development politics south-south co-operation is generally understood as a process whereby two or more developing countries pursue their individual or collective development through cooperative exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how. South-South exchanges to date have focused largely on trade and economic development, and are now widely recognized as a key mechanism for the development agenda of countries in the South.

These three sessions aim to address that gap by bringing together experts from three different countries of the Global South to share their learning in three key areas of diabetes: Primary Prevention; Health Workforce Development; Care and secondary Prevention.

Format of Sessions
Three sessions held on consecutive days over the lunch-time period from The presentations and open discussion period will run from 13.15 to 14.00, allowing time for informal discussion in the over lunch (lunch boxes provided in the meeting room)
 -Three speakers - 5 mins each to provide an example of an innovative approach or intervention that has been tested and found effective in their country
- Facilitated Q& A session from floor - 20 minutes
- Take Away lessons - facilitator – 10 minutes sum up of key lessons

Primary Prevention
Speakers: Dr Shashank Joshi (India), Prof. Fadlo Fraige Filho (Brazil), Dr. Mahen Wijesuriya (Sri Lanka)
Facilitator: Dr  Bansi Saboo

Health Workforce Development
Speakers: Dr Zukiqarali Abbas (Tanzania), Dr Shilpa Joshi (India), Dr Sandeep Bhalla (India)
Facilitator: Dr  Graham Ogle

Care and Secondary Prevention
Speakers: Dr Sonak Pastakia (Kenya), Dr. Abdul Basit (Pakistan), Maimouna Mbaye (Senegal)
Facilitator: Dr  V. Mohan