Support for healthcare professionals in emerging countries: IDEEL Program  


To support healthcare professionals in emerging countries at the forefront of the fight against diabetes to learn new skills and strategies needed to stem the advance of one of the world's most serious public health problems.

What are the health needs and challenges?

 In emerging countries, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming an increasingly serious issue, and the United Nations (UN) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) have called on pharmaceutical companies to take action not only in the area of communicable diseases (CDs) but also in the area of NCDs.

Summary of Takeda's support

 ●1st year:November 2012 - October 2013

•Supported to create an e-learning program for India.
•Due to e-learning, registered 2,000 people during that period, while 3,600 people registered paper-
based course in previous four years previous.


●2nd year:December 2013 - June 2015

•Supported to create Spanish version for target areas, such as Latin America where are many diabetes
patients lived.
•Although it took a time to select a supervisor, Spanish version was released at the end of June, 2015.


●3rd year:February 2016 - January 2017

•Supporting to raise awareness and increase the registers in India and Latin America (Honduras, 
Mexico, Central America), where the e-learning programs has started.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges:

 Takeda partnered with Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization to launch the International Diabetes Educator E-Learning (IDEEL) Program. IDEEL is packaged as a self-paced online learning program/curricula that can be accessed from anywhere. The program is enhanced by a minimum 15-day clinical internship under the guidance of an endocrinologist and diabetes educator. Once the student has successfully completed the online course and internship, he/she will have a life-enhancing understanding of diabetes management across a broad range of age groups. Takeda has been supporting the developing online course of the program and expansion from India to other emerging countries since 2013.

Project Hope

"Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)":Contribution for No.3「Good Health and Well-Being」