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  • Act to reverse the global diabetes epidemic through strategic partnerships in medical research and education.
  • Discover effective and inexpensive treatments for malnutrition diabetes through world-class research.
  • Empower local community health workers and medical professionals to engage in effective and sustainable diabetes programs within their own communities.


Merck launches a text message campaign for diabetes awareness in Uganda

Click here to read this article published in the Observer about a new health intervention in Uganda.

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Meredith Hawkins Meredith Hawkins, MD, Professor of Medicine 

Since she founded the Global Diabetes Initiative in 2008, Dr. Meredith Hawkins has used her expertise in diabetes and metabolic research to support diabetes research, medical education, and community health programs around the world. Over the past 14 years, Dr. Hawkins has mentored 60 M.D. students, residents, fellows and junior faculty members...

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