First-ever global coverage targets for diabetes adopted by WHO Member states

First-ever global coverage targets for diabetes adopted by WHO Member states

At the 75th World Health Assembly (May 2022), WHO Member States have supported the creation of global targets for diabetes, as part of recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses within national noncommunicable disease (NCD) programmes.

The five new targets set the standard that, by 2030:  

  • 80% of people living with diabetes are diagnosed
  • 80% have good control of glycaemia
  • 80% of people with diagnosed diabetes have good control of blood pressure
  • 60% of people with diabetes of 40 years or older receive statins
  • 100% of people with type 1 diabetes have access to affordable insulin and blood glucose self-monitoring.  

The aim is to reduce the risk of diabetes, and move towards a world where all people who are diagnosed with diabetes have access to equitable, comprehensive, affordable and quality treatment and care.

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