Diabetes Among Refugees in the Middle East

D-NET is inviting a series of speakers from the IDF Congress 2019 to give a sneak peek of their session. For the Epidemiology and Public Health stream, we have invited Dr Yousef Shahin to speak about 'Diabetes among Refugees in the Middle East'.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established in 1949 and has delivered health care services for over 65 years. UNRWA has been providing diabetes and hypertension care since 1992. Through a structured process of care delivery the UNRWA health system is making significant strides in addressing diabetes and hypertension and consequently the nine voluntary global targets as envisaged in the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2010.

Given that most developing countries either have no or only rudimentary services for diabetes and hypertension at the primary care level and may face similar resource and capacity constraints, UNRWA's efforts can serve as a model and inspiration to set up similar activities.

How do you establish a joint coordination mechanism between different key organisations providing diabetes care to refugees?

What are the needed tools for the provision of diabetes care during emergencies and refugee situations; including medicines supplies and medical care devices?

  Join the discussion  

We look forward to connecting with you on D-NET!
If you would like to suggest a topic or become a D-NET discussion leader, do not hesitate to contact us at d-net@idf.org!



IDF Congress 2019 Busan, Korea Jobs at IDF

5 days left to submit your abstract before to the IDF Congress in Busan, Korea on 2-6 December 2019! Register early and save up to 30%!

The following employment opportunities are currently available at the IDF Executive Office in Brussels, Belgium:

  • Internships
  • Junior Professional Officer
Submit Abstract   Register Here
  Learn More  

Have you recently published a diabetes-related article or resource? Upload it to the D-NET Library!
Are you attending or organizing a diabetes-related event? Upload the details to the D-NET Calendar!
Do you have a question or issue related to diabetes care? Consult the D-NET community through Ask D-NET!
Questions or feedback on D-NET? Contact us through the contact form!



Cost-effective screening programs: The key considerations and potential barriers

Sep 2018

Filmed on 15 September 2018 during the DR Barometer European Advocacy Workshop



Evolution in Screening: Benefits of identifying and managing disease earlier

Sep 2018

Filmed on 15 September 2018 during the DR Barometer European Advocacy Workshop



Global Compendium of Good Practice

Sep 2018

Integrated care for diabetes and eye health: A global compendium of good practice. Melbourne, Australia, 2018.


View all



7th Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SICEM 2019)

Date of event: Apr 18 - 21, 2019

Organiser: Korean Endocrine Society

Location: Seoul, Korea (South)



25th Annual International Diabetes Conference

Date of event: Apr 25 - 27, 2019

Organiser: University Diabetes Outreach Programme

Location: Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Jamaica, St. Ann, Jamaica



American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions

Date of event: Jun 07 - 11, 2019

Organiser: American Diabetes Association

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States


View all