Dr. Qais Al Duwairi, Director-General of DDI, attended the two-day International Diabetes Leadership Forum held in Qatar. The two-day forum being held in Qatar for the first time has brought together local and international diabetes experts, healthcare professionals, patient organisations, NGOs, policymakers and government officials.

Dr. Shaukat Sadikot, President, International Diabetes Federation; Dr. Ala Alwan, Director, Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organisation; Lewis Affleck, Managing Director, Maersk Oil Qatar; and Mads Bo Larsen, Vice-President, Novo Nordisk for Gulf, India and Egypt also addressed the opening session.