Joined the programme in 2020
Bogotá has joined the Cities Changing Diabetes in November 2020. The health secretariat, the Danish embassy and the local Novo Nordisk affiliate signed a memorandum of understanding join the global network of cities working to bend the curve on diabetes. Working with two universities, Universidad de Rosario & Universidad Nacional, the city of 8 million people will focus on improving the health and wellbeing of its citizens through new and innovative solutions.
According to the IDF almost 3 million adults or 8,4% of the adult population live with diabetes in Colombia.1 A similar rate has been found for Bogotá, although better studies are needed.2
Bogotá are also facing challenges of congestion as they are top of the list of most congested cities in the world, with an average person losing 191 hours a year due to traffic.3
of children and adolescents in Bogotá were estimated overweight or had obesity in 2010.4
of adults in Bogotá were estimated overweight or had obesity in 2010.4