IDF and CNS-DMI join hands for improving responses to diabetes care

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and CNS Diabetes Media Initiative (CNS-DMI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acknowledge the commitment of both agencies to scale up documentation, reporting and online information exchange, dialogue and news monitoring services on issues related to diabetes-care. Read more

"This MoU will help us in working towards engaging broader civil society in the United Nations Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Summit, to document voices of NCD- affected communities and raise them at such forums on an ongoing basis" said Nancy Matos of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

"This MoU acknowledges the technical and informational support CNS Diabetes Media Initiative receives from International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to build capacity and knowledge of its correspondents and partners, and generate reliable information on diabetes-care" said Shobha Shukla, Editor of Citizen News Service (CNS).

This MoU is also to promote the spirit of collaboration and genuine partnership between the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and CNS Diabetes Media Initiative (CNS-DMI) and other partners to scale up communications and strategic messaging on diabetes care.

"This MoU will also help us synergise on long term - and moving beyond short-term spotlight on diabetes on World Diabetes Day - by recognizing other strategic opportunities for enhanced quality dialogue, documentation, reporting or advocacy on issues related to diabetes care on daily basis - like World Health Day, World TB Day, World No Tobacco Day, International Women's Day and other such opportunities (days, events, etc)" said Jittima Jantanamalaka, Director of CNS Diabetes Media Initiative (CNS-DMI).