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					Healthy Living and Diabetes workshop
54th IPSF Congress Cluj-Napoca, Romania August 2008

Content of the workshop
• Introduction to chronic non-communicable diseases and IPSF activities in the past on that • Presentations about Healthy Living and Diabetes campaigns in Singapore and Jordan, followed by discussions about presentation • Small group discussions
– Diabetes CD, idea introduced by Slovenian students – Interprofessional collaboration in healthy living and diabetes campaign

Chronic non-communicable diseases??
Communicable /infectious diseases

Non-Communicable diseases • You cannot get these diseases from other people • Cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, diabetes type 2, chronic respiratory conditions • Increasing number of deaths are caused by these

• Transferring from one person to another, such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, or influenza • Majority of mortality was caused by communicable diseases in the past

Well... It’s just a problem in rich western countries...

Malingering /Flickr

Chronic non-communicable diseases
• These diseases cause 60 % all deaths worldwide, 36 million deaths • These diseases cause 44 % of premature deaths worldwide • 80 % of chronic diseases occur in low or middle income countries • Number of deaths from these diseases is 2 times more than from infectious diseases, nutrional deficiences and maternal/perinatal conditions totally • Almost equal burden for both men and women
Nature 450:494-96, 2007 /WHO

Double burden on the top infectious diseases in low income countries

So no matter if you are rich or poor you will be affected

Actually bike can be better for your health

Delox - Martin Deák/Flickr

echiner1/Flickr

Why important?
”Chronic non-communicable diseases constitute the major burdens of illness and disability in almost all countries of the world. They must urgently receive more resources, research and attention, as mapped out in these grand challenges. Inaction is costing millions of premature deaths throughout the world.”

Nature 450:494-96, 2007 /WHO

Is there any hope?

~K~/Flickr

“Up to 80% of premature deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be averted with known behavioural and pharmaceutical interventions”

Nature 450:494-96, 2007 /WHO

Carf/Flickr

Goals to achive!
• • • • • • Raise public awareness Enhance economic, legal, and environmental policies Modify risk factors Engage businesses and communities Mitigate health impacts of poverty and urbanization Reorientate health systems

P R O M O T E . P R E V E N T. T R E A T. C A R E

Many benefits of prevention
• Save human lives, ultimate goal – 36 million premature deaths by 2015 • Improved quality of life • Money makes world go around – In the next 10 years China can lose 558 billion USD and UK 33 billion USD in national income because diabetes, heart diseases and stroke

What IPSF has done?

Joint statement of WHO, IPSF and IFMSA in 2002:
Advising regular physical activity to patients patients and people of all ages is one of the best ”medicine”

Healthy Living and Diabetes Campaign launched in 2005
“The purpose of the proposed IPSF

Healthy Living and Diabetes campaign is to increase awareness and further involve future pharmacists in the prevention, treatment, and increased public education on the issues of obesity and diabetes. We aim to encourage pharmacy students world wide to become proactively involved in preventative medicine, while preserving their role as drug and medication experts.”

Activities
• World Diabetes Day 14th November each year • Campaigns on that day or any another suitable date(s) • Campaigns can include:
– Increasing awareness of other pharmacy students or general public – Evaluate risk factors, include lifestyle counselling – Doesn’t need to just focus on diabetes but include cardiovascular diseases too

Small group discussions
• Form groups of 5-8 persons, mix up nations • Topics:
1) Diabetes CD – content for general public 2) Diabetes CD – content for pharmacy students 3) Interprofessional collaboration in healthy living and diabetes campaigns

Discussion time

Conclusions
• Collaboration with other healthcare students
– Nutrition students, counselling on what to eat – When doing campaigns, setting up separate stations staffed with students from different professions – Collaboration depends on traditions, also how universities or campuses are located – Collaboration can be on local level, but not national level, or vice versa


				
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