Better Care for Diabetic Patients in China.

China is particularly affected by the epidemic, with 92 million patients diagnosed (4) - the highest rate in the world - and a large population of Type 1 patients who are largely under-diagnosed and overlooked. This is why Sanofi is engaging strongly with Chinese authorities and the scientific community to implement projects with an educational and training focus. This commitment also involves research into new treatments and the production of insulin and medical devices to provide Chinese patients with global care solutions.

China Initiative for Diabetes Excellence (CIDE) Program

As a pioneer in the field of diabetes, Sanofi supports a number of initiatives in China. The China Initiative for Diabetes Excellence (CIDE) program is a five-year disease management programme led by the Chinese Heath Ministry. This strong public-private partnership between Sanofi and the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS), the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center at the International Diabetes Center is intends to provide diabetic patients with the best care possible, by providing world-class clinical and research training programmes. The programme rolls out in several phases:

    • Promote the career development of 500 experts in the field by conveying basic notions of public health and reinforcing their capacity to collaborate with local doctors in providing the best possible health care to diabetic patients.
    • Additionally train 10,000 community and county doctors to give them the skills needed to optimize resources on the ground.


  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)

    Advocacy NGO
    China | Staff size: Unknown

    Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) is a nonprofit institution working in the fields of disease control and prevention, public health management and provision of...

  • Chinese Diabetes Society

    China | Staff size: Unknown

    Established in 1991 in Shanghai, the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS) is the leading national organization in the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes in China. The mission of the CDS...

  • China Ministry of Health

    China | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China was established on November 21, 1949. It is a member of the State Council with a mandate in health.

    There are 16...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, China
  • Start Date 2011