The Cities Changing Diabetes programme in Naples has two main focus
The first is to collect new data to map the obesity and type 2
diabetes challenge in the city and present it to all the CCD partners.
Childhood obesity in the Campania region is for example known to be
one of the highest in Italy but more data is needed to better
understand the challenge.
The second is to develop an obesity screening programme involving
patients from a group of general practitioners operating in the city.
“We strongly adhere as a municipal administration to the
international Cities Changing Diabetes programme: we are aware that
a collective response is needed to the alarming increase in diabetes
in urban environments. From this point of view, local authorities
can make practical efforts in the long and short term. In fact, we
are already working to make our city more livable and sustainable:
health is a common good and we have a duty to protect it, the last
two years have shown this.”
— Gaetano Manfredi, Mayor of Naples.