HE the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the International Diabetes Leadership Forum on Monday, 26 September 2016 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The two-day forum was attended by many internationally recognized experts and addressed the most prominent health challenges surrounding diabetes and ways to combat them.
The forum was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and ‘Action on Diabetes’ (AOD), a major public-private partnership between Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Healthcare Corporation (PHCC), Qatar Diabetes Association, Novo Nordisk and lead sponsor Maersk Oil Qatar, in collaboration with the Qatar Metabolic Institute (QMI) and sponsors—the World Diabetes Foundation, International Diabetes Federation, and Qatar Airways.
The forum highlighted the high prevalence of diabetes, especially in the State of Qatar, and the urgent need to tackle this problem. Via keynote speeches, case studies and workshops run by leading international experts, the forum promoted dialogue and an exchange of ideas to develop practical steps to implement the country’s newly-formulated National Diabetes Strategy.