Our projects touch millions of lives - and continue benefitting local communities after WDF funding ends

In 2022, the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) had 131 ongoing global projects impacting various regions. Here's a quick overview of these projects:

Global: 1 project
Europe: 7 projects
South-East Asia: 23 projects
Western Pacific: 13 projects
Africa: 48 projects
Middle East and North Africa: 11 projects
Americas: 28 projects

For more detailed information on these ongoing projects and those already completed, please visit our Projects page.

Cumulative Project Results 2002-2022

From 2002 to 2022, the WDF contributed 197.7 million euros to 595 projects in 119 countries. Each euro WDF provides is matched with approximately 2 euros in cash or in-kind contributions from other sources.

The cumulative project results

  • Over 24,000 clinics established or strengthened
  • Over 50,000 teachers trained
  • Over 3 million children and parents educated
  • Over 8.8 million patients treated at clinics
  • Over 16 million people screened for diabetes

It's important to note that these results are based on internal reporting to WDF during each project. Even after completing WDF projects, trained medical staff, improved clinics, and increased awareness continue to benefit local communities.

Commitment to sustainability

Sustainability is a core focus of the World Diabetes Foundation. We aim to support projects that are impactful, sustainable, scalable, and integrated into existing health systems wherever possible. Our goal is to ensure that the benefits of our projects continue to reach and benefit local communities even after WDF funding ends.