Visuel Stéphane Besançon

Stéphane Besançon

CEO of the NGO Santé Diabète

3 published articles

Rethinking nutritional policies in developing countries taking into account the double burden of malnutrition
Opinion

Rethinking nutritional policies in developing countries taking into account the double burden of malnutrition

In developing countries, in addition to the continuing problem of undernutrition, there are now major issues linked to overnutrition and associated illnesses. Nutritional policies must take into account this double burden of malnutrition.
Stéphane Besançon, Hélène Delisle, Marion Nestle
Almost 100 years after it was discovered,  let’s make access to insulin a reality in Africa!
Opinion

Almost 100 years after it was discovered, let’s make access to insulin a reality in Africa!

On 11 January 1922, Leonard Thompson, a young 14 year-old diabetic, was the first patient in history to be injected with insulin to treat his type 1 diabetes. While this discovery will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary, the hope it has generated is proving slow in materializing in a...
Stéphane Besançon, Jeffrey Sachs, James Elliott
In Africa, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases kill more than AIDS. Time to take action.
Opinion

In Africa, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases kill more than AIDS. Time to take action.

5.7% of the adult population in Africa is now affected by diabetes. This disease causes 5.1 million deaths around the world, i.e. 6.8% of annual global mortality. The international community needs to take urgent action.
Pierre Salignon, Mathieu Doré, Stéphane Besançon