In developing countries, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming an increasingly serious issue along with communicable diseases (CDs). Since 2012, in partnership with the international NGO "Project HOPE," Takeda has been supporting the expansion of an online diabetes educator course known as International Diabetes Educator E-Learning (IDEEL), from India in to other countries. From 2013, Takeda is supporting the program development for Spanish-speaking countries where there are considerable numbers of diabetes patients. Takeda will assist in the translation of the program into Spanish and in the launch of the program to developing countries in the Americas, mainly Mexico, which has many sufferers from diabetes.
2,000Number of trainees the program aims to reach by the end of June 2015