As the first city in South East Asia, Jakarta has become a partner in Cities Changing Diabetes, which is initiated by Danish Novo Nordisk.
The programme Cities Changing Diabetes could on 24 August welcome Jakarta, Indonesia, into the partnership according to Novo Nordisk.
Cities Changing Diabetes is a programme launched by Danish Novo Nordisk, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and University College London in 2014. The programme aims to fight type 2 diabetes in cities, since a high number of people suffering from the illness live in urban areas.
The programme has established local partnerships in 17 cities around the world to address the social factors and cultural determinants that can increase type 2 diabetes vulnerability among certain people living in cities.
Six other cities in Asia are a part of Cities Changing Diabetes: Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Xiamen (all China) and Koriyama (Japan).