This will be followed by interviews with the main partners including
the local Secretary of Health in Bogotá, two of the city’s most
prominent Medical faculties Rosario and Nacional, the local Ambassador
of Denmark, and local Novo Nordisk affiliate General Manager. If you
want to follow this live, it will be broadcasted at 3pm local time,
21:00 CET on the local SoMe channels (Instagram: @hablemosde.diabetes
Work is already well under way in the city. A project on local
Foodscapes in partnership with GEHL is in its initial phase,
planning how to collect and analyse data, and design solution
proposals focusing on increasing access to healthy foods in selected
food deserts in the city.
A coalition of local research institutions have also been formed to
initiate research to map out the burden linked to chronic metabolic
diseases. This happens in collaboration with Universidad del Rosario
and Universidad Nacional and the Secretary of Health in Bogotá.
Last but not least, it’s worth mentioning that the local Novo
Nordisk team in Colombia is also helping coordinate the efforts on
early prevention of obesity among children as part of our UNICEF partnership.
Please join us tomorrow on Twitter - @CitiesDiabetes – to welcome Bogotá to our global network!