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Call for Volunteers: Diabetes Summit 2023 Organising Committee

The Diabetes Alliance in South Africa will be organising the second edition of the South African Diabetes Summit in November 2023. The Inaugural Diabetes Summit was held in November 2021 and was fully online. The Summit saw the participation of hundreds of people including the Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Diabetes Charter, prepared by the Diabetes Alliance, was unveiled during the Summit to unite the disparate voices working with diabetes in SA and aligned with the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.

The success of the 2021 Diabetes Summit was attributed to all the volunteers who planned and organised the event, contributing with their time, skills and expertise.

What to expect from the 2023 Diabetes Summit

The 2023 Diabetes Diabetes Summit will build on the success of the previous event:
● Proposed duration of the Summit: 1 day
● Proposed mode: Hybrid (in-person and online)
● Proposed venue: Future Africa (UP)

The Organising Committee is divided into sub-committees:
● Logistics
● Registrations
● Finances (draw the budget)
● Communication & Design (social media, website, press release)
● Fundraising & Marketing
● Programme & Content

How to volunteer for the 2023 Diabetes Summit

The ideal volunteer should be passionate about the cause, should have skills and competencies that enable him or her to contribute to one of the sub-committees, and should be willing to commit his or her time freely.

Should you be interested in joining please complete the form available here:

Looking forward to welcoming you to the Organising Committee!
Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Diabetes Alliance Chairperson

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