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« Le Diabète : Protégez Notre Avenir »

Chaque année le 14 novembre, on observe et célèbre la Journée mondiale du diabète (JMD).  Tout au long de mois de novembre, IPSF PARO et la Fédération Internationale du Diabète (FID) se réuniront pour promouvoir un mode de vie sain et pour sensibiliser le public au diabète en partageant des activités amusants et pratiques qu’on peut mettre facilement en œuvre dans des communautés locales.  Selon l’estimation de FID, il y a environ 382 millions de personnes mondialement qui vivent avec le diabète, et 316 millions de personnes qui sont actuellement à haut risque de développer le diabète de type 2.  Le Campagne de sensibilisation sur le diabète d’IPSF PARO se concentre également à promouvoir l’importance de prendre des précautions pour protéger la santé et le bien-être des futures générations, et atteindre des résultats significatifs pour les gens avec le diabète.

Notre activité principale sera ALLEZ BLEU POUR LE PETIT DÉJEUNER !

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Savez-vous qu’un petit déjeuner sain pourrait aider les personnes qui vivent avec le diabète à maîtriser leurs poids et à maintenir leur glycémie ?  L’activité « Allez bleu pour le petit déjeuner » est une bonne façon de souligner l’importance de l’alimentation saine dans la prévention du diabète de type 2 et le développement des complications du diabète.  IPSF PARO vous invite à participer dans l’événement « Allez bleu pour le petit déjeuner » en rassemblant votre communauté locale et/ou les membres de votre association et en les demandant de vous rejoindre pour un petit déjeuner sain pour célébrer La Journée mondiale du diabète le 14 novembre.

Voici les messages principaux de la campagne:

  •      Faire l’alimentation saine le choix facile
  •      Manger sainement: Prendre la décision éclairée
  •      Manger sainement commence avec le petit déjeuner

De plus, demandez poliment à tous les participants de votre petit déjeuner de porter du bleu qui est la couleur du symbole mondiale du diabète – le cercle bleu !

Voici une liste pour considérer avant l’événement:

  •      Identifier un lieu pour accueillir votre petit déjeuner
  •      Parler avec les autorités locales pour déterminer si on a besoin d’un permis
  •      Considérer la sécurité et la météo
  •      Identifier les meubles nécessaires et les besoins techniques
  •      Inviter les autorités locales à votre événement !
  •      Prendre des photos et des vidéos du événement !
  •      Amusez-vous bien !

N’oubliez pas d’ajouter #IPSFDiabetesAwareness à des photos ou des articles de blog sur vos événements !

Références:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

El Día Mundial de Diabetes

“Diabetes: Protege Nuestra Futura”

Cada año,  el Día Mundial de Diabetes  (DMD) es observado y celebrado el 14 de Noviembre. Todo el mes de Noviembre, IPSF PARO se unirá con la Federación Internacional de Diabetes para promover diabetes, vivir una vida saludable y crear una conciencia de diabetes mellitus  usando actividades divertidas y prácticas que pueden ser implementadas fácilmente en las comunidades locales. De acuerdo a estimados del atlas de la Federación Internacional de Diabetes, hay como 382 millones de personas viviendo en el mundo con diabetes, y 316 millones de personas que están actualmente en riesgo de tener diabetes tipo 2. La Campaña de Concientización de Diabetes del IPSF PARO también se centrará en la importancia de tomar precauciones para proteger la salud y bienestar de las generaciones futuras, y también lograr resultados significativos para aquellas personas con diabetes mellitus.

Nuestro foco de actividad será ¡VE AZUL POR DESAYUNO!

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¿Supiste que un desayuno sano puede ayudarte manejar tu peso y conserva los niveles de azúcar en sangre para la gente que vive con diabetes?

La actividad de VE AZUL POR DESAYUNO es una buena manera recalcar la importancia de comer saludable para prevenir la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 y prevenir las complicaciones de diabetes. IPSF PARO te invita a participar en el evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno por se junta tu comunidad del vecindario y los miembros de tu organización y les pide acompañarte por un desayuno saludable para marcar el Día Mundial de Diabetes el 14 de noviembre.  

Los mensajes principales de la campaña son:

  • Hacer la comida sana la elección fácil
  • La comida sana: hacer la elección informada
  • La comida sana empieza con el desayuno

También pide amablemente de cada participante/invitado a tu evento de desayuno llevar azul, el que es el color del emblema global por la conciencia de diabetes- ¡el circulo azul!

Acá está una lista considerar por este evento:

  • Identificar un lugar albergar tu evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno
  • Hablar con tus autoridades del vecindario fijar si necesita una autorización
  • Considerar los problemas de seguridad y las condiciones del tiempo
  • Identificar los muebles y los requisitos técnicos que necesitarás
  • Invitar a las autoridades del vecindario a tu evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno
  • ¡Sacar fotografías y videos del evento!
  • ¡Divertirte!

¡Recorda añadir #ISPFDiabetesAwareness a cualquieras fotos o publicaciones acerca de tu eventos!

Referencias:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

World Diabetes Day

“Diabetes: Protect Our Future”

Every year, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed and celebrated on November 14th. All through the month of November, IPSF PARO will join the International Diabetes Federation in promoting healthy living and diabetes and creating diabetes mellitus awareness by sharing fun and practical activities that can be easily implemented in local communities. According to estimates from International Diabetes Federation (IDF) atlas, there are about 382 million people living with diabetes worldwide, and 316 million people are presently at high risk of developing diabetes mellitus type 2. The IPSF PARO Diabetes Awareness Campaign will also focus on promoting the importance of taking precautions to protect the health and well being of future generations, as well as achieving meaningful outcomes for those with diabetes mellitus.

 

Our focus activity will be GO BLUE FOR BREAKFAST!

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Did you know that a healthy breakfast could help you manage your weight, and keep blood glucose levels stable for people living with diabetes?

The GO BLUE FOR BREAKFAST activityis a great way to highlight the importance of eating healthy to prevent diabetes mellitus type 2 and prevent complications of diabetes. IPSF PARO invites you to participate in the Go Blue for Breakfast event by getting your local community and/or members of your organization together and asking them to join you for a healthy breakfast to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th.

The main messages of the campaign are to:

  • Make healthy food the easy choice
  • Healthy eating: make the informed choice
  • Healthy eating begins with breakfast

Also politely ask every participant/guest at your breakfast event to wear blue, which is the color of the global symbol for diabetes awareness- the blue circle!

 

Here is a checklist to consider for this event:

  • Identify a location to hold your Go Blue for Breakfast event
  • Talk to your local authorities to see if a permit is required
  • Consider safety issues and take weather conditions into consideration
  • Identify any event furniture needed and technical requirements
  • Invite local authorities to your Go Blue for Breakfast event
  • Take photographs and videos of the event!
  • Have fun!

Remember to add #IPSFDiabetesAwareness to any photos or posts about your events!

References:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

A Thank you Message…

From the bottom of our hearts, the IPSF PARO Regional Working Group 2013-2014…

Lucas Ercolin – Chairperson (Brazil)
Grace Chun – Secretary (U.S.A.)
Hend Barry – ICCO (U.S.A.)
Barbara Villela – Regional Projects Officer (Brazil)
Jorge Schlottke – Regional Relations Officer (Argentina)
Ana Tereza Cruz – PARS Chairperson (Brazil)

…would like to thank everyone for this incredible year! It has truly been a pleasure to work for you!

Thank you to all of the dedicated PARO IPSFer’s for your participation throughout the year and for your excitement for our activities!

The 2014-2015 RWG has officially taken over the reign on October 1st and we want to wish them the BEST of luck for this next year!! You’re definitely in good hands PARO!

Viva La Pharmacie!

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Regional Working Group 2014-2015

We are proud to announce the new Regional Working Group for the 2014-2015 mandate. We know you will all do great work in the Pan American Regional Office of IPSF! Click here for bios of the new RWG.

Chairperson of the Pan American Regional Office
Mr. Angel Acosta, United States of America

Secretary
Ms. Dayl Eccles, United States of America

Regional Media and Publications Officers (RMPO)
Ms. Sara DiTursi, United States of America

Regional Relations Officer (RRO)
Mr. Lucas Ercolin, Brazil

Regional Projects Officer (RPO)
Ms. Jessica Zook, United States of America

Chairperson of the 9th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium
Mr. Jorge Schlottke, Argentina

 

BLOG POST! 67th World Health Assembly

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It has been about one month since I returned from an amazing opportunity to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. If that was not excitement enough for the normal person, I was also moving back to Brazil from an internship in Costa Rica, making a pit stop in Atlanta, USA. Now, I can finally breath and tell you about my experience.

Although the event was in May, the preparation technically started in January with the application to be part of the IPSF delegation. Around March the results were out and then the real work began. I split my time between discussing logistics with Ms. Sheena Patel (Chairperson of Public Health), trying to work on policy statements with Mr. Dusan Jasovsky (Policy Coordinator) and of course, all other aspects of life.

For me, working on policy statements and interventions was definitely the hardest part of my duties as Regional Projects Officer and as part of the WHA delegation. It had crossed my mind a few times that I simply did not have the skills for it but after hearing all our statements being read to all those representatives of different countries, it just fuels me to overcome this issue. I feel that sometimes we, as people and as organizations, forget that while we may do great things, putting them on paper is also a big part of showing ourselves.

Now, writing these interventions might have been hard but it did not make for a dull moment. Truth be told, for me, there was hardly a dull moment during the event. It might be my personality but everything just seemed so incredible. We had the chance to see amazing speakers such as Dr Margaret Chan (Director-General of WHO) and Melinda Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) as well as less known but not less amazing participants presenting in the many side-events attended.

Apart from side-events, we also attended the Committee A and Committee B meetings where representatives of member states discussed and voted on relevant topics, for instance, noncommunicable diseases. While sometimes repetitive, the highlight of these meetings for me were to see my country “in action”. Here in Brazil there are strong criticisms to our government and representatives in general but there I got to witness first hand that our representatives are doing a good job and that they are participating in the global scenario. It was also during these meetings that our policy interventions, mentioned before, were read.

We also got to see “in action” many of our IPSF representatives such as Ms. Sheena Patel and Mr. Jakub Weber (Chairperson of External Relations) in their hunt for new partners and new contacts. Just amazing work. While I am yet not very comfortable with searching for these news business connections, I did get to discuss some ideas with many members of the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health IFMSA delegation. Who knows that the future holds for us right?

Finally, but not less important, we had great experiences as a delegation. I try to follow the idea that while we should work very hard and make the most of these events we take part in, we should always make time for getting to know one another and having a good time. This makes for friends (and why not, business contacts) for life, it makes memories for life.

If you have any further questions please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me in rpo@paro.ipsf.org.

Ms. Barbara Villela

IPSF PARO Regional Projects Officer 2013-14

IPSF Flip Flops

Flip flop promotion for world congress in porto

If you didn’t win the IPSF Flip Flop Contest but still want a pair? Then its your lucky day!

***IPSF Flip Flops will be sold at the IPSF World Congress this summer in PORTO!***

The best memories are made in IPSF flip flops, dont miss out!!

- Price: $15 Euros (paid in cash at the congress, no pre-order)
- All sizes available!


BLOG POST!

1º Jornadas de AEFRA Regional Chaco

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The 1º Jornadas de AEFRA Regional Chaco happened one month ago in Chaco, Argentina. At this conference, pharmacy students of AEFRA organized an activity over two days that had 180 people attending. The topic of the conference was narcotic trafficking and drugs. AEFRA also organized two social events to improve the ties between all the participants.

 

I had the opportunity to personally offer one workshop about “Team Work,” as well as one conference providing information about IPSF and specifically our activities in PARO such as our public health campaigns and the Pan American Regional Symposium. I showed the participants pictures of the past activities of the Federation like the last World Congress in Utrecht and the LIT Program.

 

It was an unforgettable experience because AEFRA Regional Chaco is still so young and it was great to see how the organizers did such great work. They all have good potential as leaders and they know the way to organize great events. AEFRA is growing, and as AEFRA grows so will IPSF in Argentina.

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