3rd Annual Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises
This trial is funded by a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the University of Pittsburgh
Chart ongoing trends and emerging challenges in service provision for diabetes for people in fragile and conflict affected settings.
Identify gaps in the humanitarian response and define solutions.
Build exchange between global health organizations involved in diabetes care in humanitarian crisis, with identification and agreement around new areas of collaborative work.
Review and reformulate the IADA workplan for the upcoming three years.
Table of contents
- Panel 1A: Crisis in Ukraine: Setting the scene
- Panel 1B: Crisis in Ukraine: Lessons learned, implications, reflections
- Panel 2: Expanding access to newer medicines and diagnostics
- Panel 3: Innovative and sustainable health financing
- Research presentations
- Panel 4: Emerging challenges and a roadmap ahead
- Presentation and discussion of actionables
- Official Symposium Report
Crisis in Ukraine - Setting the Scene
Crisis in Ukraine - Lessons, Implications & Reflections
Expanding access to newer medicines and diagnostics in humanitarian settings
Innovative and sustainable health financing for crisis-affected populations
Emerging challenges and a roadmap ahead: a unified and coordinated way forward
Presentation and Discussion of Actionables
Report of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises
“In humanitarian settings: there is an opportunity for agility, moving out of silos, shared mission.”
“Coordination is about taking the time to listen, and forging a common narrative.”
“Innovation can bring solutions that are vital to the quality of care in humanitarian contexts.”
"We must include non-communicable diseases in the crisis management agenda from the first day."
“Without your help we cannot survive.”
“As a donor, we often see humanitarian crises as large and overwhelming but when broken down into specific interventions, there is a clear path forward for investment.”
“We learned in 2014 in Donbas not to build a separate system through humanitarian efforts. We need discipline to complement local system.”
“Goodwill, open minds, and common purpose. This constitutes connective tissue, and that enhances sustainability.”
“Only by strengthening existing health systems people will be able to manage whatever comes in the future of climate change”
”Being without insulin in a war can be worse than being wounded.”