Their aim is to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease.
415 million people had diabetes in 2015, and without effective prevention and management programmes, this number is expected to rise to 642 million or more by 2040. 75% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries
From 2002 to September 2016, the World Diabetes Foundation provided USD 122 million in funding to 486 projects in 115 countries.
For every dollar spent, the Foundation raises approximately 2 dollars in cash or as in-kind donations from other sources.
The total value of the WDF project portfolio reached USD 373 million, excluding WDF’s own advocacy and strategic platforms.
The WDF mission:
-They create partnerships to assist people with diabetes and those at risk, acting as a catalyst to help others do more
-They link people and resources to educate and advocate globally and provide care locally
-Their priority is to support the poorest of the poor
-They aim to empower local communities to achieve sustainable solutions and yield replicable models
-They encourage innovative strategies to prevent diabetes and its consequences