World Health Day 2016: Prevent. Treat. Beat diabetes
Over 90 million adults have diabetes in the South-East Asia region. Half of those with diabetes remain undiagnosed. The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing across the world, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries.
A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes. Diabetes is also treatable. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications.
WHO is focusing the World Health Day, on 7 April 2016 on diabetes.
The urgent need to ‘Prevent. Treat. Beat diabetes’.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, delivers a message for the World Health Day 2016:
Prevent. Treat. Beat Diabetes - World Health Day 2016 Video:
- NCD: Regional information
- World Health Day 2016: Posters
- World Health Day 2016: WHO HQ
- Press release
Diabetes: Facts and Figures
Regional Director's Message for World Health Day 2016
Myths and facts about diabetes
FAQs on Diabetes
- WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health - Special issue on Diabetes