International Conference on Refugees and Diabetes

12 May 2017
Dead Sea Declaration and Call to Action on Refugees and Diabetes

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein, the International Conference on Refugees and Diabetes, involving more than 75 representatives of the Ministries of Health from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Sudan; bilateral agencies; civil society organizations; academia; the private sector; and United Nations organizations, held at the Dead Sea in Jordan between 10 and 12 of April 2017, highlighted the challenge posed by diabetes in the refugee population – a source of suffering for individuals and their families, a great strain on health care systems and economies, and an impediment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the pledge to leave no one behind.