Our collaboration with IDF

Announced on January 16th, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Sanofi’s Global Health Unit (GHU) will collaborate on a multi-country, multi-year capacity building initiative to support early diagnosis, management, and prevention of diabetes and its complications.

The partnership aims to enhance the diabetes knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals (HCPs), including primary care physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, and pharmacists in 40 countries.

Specifically, the partnership will incorporate training for at least 4,000 HCPs in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to address the growing number of people with diabetes.

The collaboration will incorporate the
following key components

Online training for 1,500 HCPs in 40 countries


Face-to-face training for 2,500 HCPs in five countries (Cambodia, Chad, Malawi, Togo, and Uganda)

Courses delivered in English and French


An increasing need for diabetes trained healthcare professionals

According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, the majority of the more than half a billion individuals now living with diabetes worldwide are found in LMICs. This number is predicted to reach 783 million by 2045, with 94% of the total increase occurring in LMICs – a total of 233 million more people with diabetes. These shifting demographics will drive an increasing need for diabetes-trained healthcare professionals in these countries to help lead the response.

Since the launch, interest in the training programs has been overwhelming. As of Feb 5th, there have been training applications received from 38 countries within the Sanofi Global Health Unit footprint. 

Top 5 countries

1. DR Congo
2. Haiti
3. Chad
4. Zambia
5. Niger

For more information about this joint initiative
visit the IDF School of Diabetes.

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