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4th Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises

May 9-10, 2024  •  Athens, Greece

This trial is funded by a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the University of Pittsburgh

Overview

Over half a billion people worldwide live with diabetes, a number projected to reach 783 million by 2045. Simultaneously, humanitarian crises are worsening, with over 100 million forcibly displaced. These crises significantly heighten health risks for those with diabetes, yet care provision in such settings remains inadequate and poorly coordinated. There is a growing call by the UN and WHO to integrate care for non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, into emergency responses.

The 4th Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises will be a hybrid event on 9-10 May 2024 to provide a platform for shared learning, exchange, and collaborative initiatives for key agencies and stakeholders involved in diabetes care in humanitarian crises. The Symposium will be hosted by IADA, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Centre for Global Chronic Conditions, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and generously supported by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Table of contents

DAY 1: MAY 9, 2024

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Speakers
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
International Alliance for Diabetes Action
James Reid
James Reid
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Timos Chaliamalias
Timos Chaliamalias
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Greece
Slim Slama
Slim Slama
World Health Organization

PANEL 1: The First 30 Days

Speakers
Kiran Jobanputra
Kiran Jobanputra
IADA (Moderator)
Mohammed Seyam
Mohammed Seyam
University College London
Akihiro Seita
Akihiro Seita
UNRWA
Teresa Zakaria
Teresa Zakaria
WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Stéphane Besançon
Stéphane Besançon
ONG Santé Diabète

PANEL 2: Making Affordable Insulin Access a Global Reality 

Speakers
Jing Luo
Jing Luo
University of Pittsburgh (Moderator)
Claudia Martinez
Claudia Martinez
Access to Medicines Foundation
Helen Bygrave
Helen Bygrave
MSF Access Campaign
James Elliott
James Elliott
#insulin4all Advocate
Sawsan Yaacoub
Sawsan Yaacoub
MSF Lebanon
Iryna Vlasenko
Iryna Vlasenko
International Diabetes Federation

PANEL 3: Peer Support and Community Engagement 

Speakers
Philippa Boulle
Philippa Boulle
Médecins Sans Frontières (Moderator)
Cyrine Farhat
Cyrine Farhat
Positive on Glucose
Ramadhan Masette
Ramadhan Masette
Sonia Nabeta Foundation
Vivian Nabeta
Vivian Nabeta
Sonia Nabeta Foundation
Sana Ajmal
Sana Ajmal
Meethi Zindagi
Purity Kajuju Ikunda
Purity Kajuju Ikunda
Médecins Sans Frontières OCB Kenya
Lars Bruun Larsen
Lars Bruun Larsen
Danish Red Cross

PANEL 4: NCD Financing in Humanitarian Settings

Speakers
Rachel Nugent
Rachel Nugent
RTI International (Moderator)
Sonia Walia
Sonia Walia
USAID
Austen Peter Davis
Austen Peter Davis
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Laura Miller
Laura Miller
International Rescue Committee
Saeed Bariah
Saeed Bariah
Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen
Linda Doull
Linda Doull
Global Health Cluster WHO

DAY 2: MAY 10, 2024

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Speakers
Lilian Kiapi
Lilian Kiapi
International Alliance for Diabetes Action
Éimhín Ansbro
Eleni Kakalou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine

Research Presentations

Speakers
Eimhin Ansbro
Éimhín Ansbro
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Moderator)
Priyanka Rai
JDRF International
Margaret Ewen
Margaret Ewen
Health Action International
Shatha Albeik
Shatha Albeik
UNRWA
Yusuf Ahmed Mohamed
Yusuf Ahmed Mohamed
International Rescue Committee
Chaza Akik
Chaza Akik
American University of Beirut

PANEL 5: Putting the Last First - Road Map to Newer Diabetes Medications  

Speakers
Helen Bygrave
Helen Bygrave
MSF Access Campaign (Moderator)
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
International Alliance for Diabetes Action
Nomathemba Chandiwana
Nomathemba Chandiwana
Ezintsha Research Centre
Leena Menghaney
Leena Menghaney
MSF Access Campaign
Giulia Segafredo
Giulia Segafredo
Medicines Patent Pool

Presentation and Discussion of Actionables & Closing

Speakers
Tom Ellman
Tom Ellman
Médecins Sans Frontières (Moderator)
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
Sylvia Kehlenbrink
International Alliance for Diabetes Action

Agenda

9th MAY 2024

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    • Philippa Boulle
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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Slim Slama
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    • Rachel Nugent
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Edward Gregg
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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Jennifer Manne-Goehler
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    • Elisabeth Dupont
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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Sigiriya Aebischer Perone
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10th MAY 2024

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    • Jing Luo
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    • Philippa Boulle
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    • Yousef Shahin
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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Slim Slama
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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    • Rachel Nugent
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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    • Elisabeth Dupont
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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    • Jing Luo
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    • Stéphane Besançon
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    • Kiran Jobanputra
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  • 9th May 2024 · Saturday · 4:30 PM

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Report of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises

Prepared By: The International Alliance for Diabetes Action

Find the official report here.

Please see here for the Symposium’s poster abstracts.

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