In 2013, Sanofi, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) announced their first joint public health initiative in India, Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS), as a mult-stakeholder initiative, aims to foster a safe and supportive school environment for children to manage their diabetes and avoid discrimination. The project also intends to highlight the benefits of healthy nutrition and exercise in schools. With universal `education for all as a central theme for most government policy today, schools are the ideal backdrop to raise awareness and train students, teachers and parents about diabetes. The project will also look at how we can tackle the rise in type 2 diabetes in younger people in schools. At the end of the first phase of the project (18 months), a Global Diabetes in School Toolkit will be developed and made available to IDF Members Associations to roll out the project, after the pilot launch, in other successive parts of the world. In the second phase, KIDS aims to achieve government support for systematic change for children with diabetes in schools including dissemination of national guidelines.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Brazil, India|