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Joining forces to fight CVD in people with diabetes: pathways to solutions

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InterContinental Geneva - Ballroom A

7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex

1211 Genève

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On the occasion of the 72nd World Health Assembly, WHF cordially invites you to this multistakeholder panel discussion.

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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are global epidemics. They are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly affecting people in low- and middle-income countries. CVD is a leading cause of death and disability in people with diabetes, who are up to three times more likely to have CVD.

The side event will provide an in-depth discussion on how CVD-related premature mortality in people with diabetes can be reduced and the role that Universal Health Coverage (UHC) can play in achieving this goal. Participants will include key experts in diabetes and CVD education and care, policymakers and people living with diabetes and CVD.

Speakers and panellists will include:

Dr Cherian Varghese, NCD Management Coordinator, WHO

Dr Larry Sperling, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Ms Stela Prgomelja, Vice-President of the Diabetes Association of Serbia and member of IDF Blue Circle Voices

More speakers and panellists will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

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InterContinental Geneva - Ballroom A

7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex

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