Diabetes Liga (External organisation)

Activity: MembershipMembership of external research organisation


Scientific consultant of JACARDI-project - (Joint Action on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes)
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in the EU, affecting around 63 million people. The prevalence of diabetes has also risen dramatically: the number of adults in Europe with this condition has almost doubled over the past decade to 32.3 million in 2019. These chronic diseases pose a significant threat to individual health and quality of life, while also overburdening healthcare systems and hampering social and economic development.

JACARDI is a collaboration between 21 European countries, ensuring diversity in terms of cultural backgrounds, public health priorities and healthcare systems. The project plans to implement 142 pilots that will reach and improve the care of millions of people in Europe. The wide geographical coverage and extensive pilot implementations are expected to provide a wealth of data for mutual learning and the identification of successful practices.

Sciensano coordinates Belgium’s participation in JACARDI. In collaboration with the Diabetes Liga, KU Leuven and Universiteit Antwerpen, we carry out work over the next 4 years to improve use of qualitative data, screening, integrated care pathways and digital tools for self-management for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Period19 Apr 202419 Apr 2027
Held atDiabetes Liga, Belgium
Degree of RecognitionInternational