Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Collaborating Partners

    The Diabetes Literacy consortium involves associate partners from 6 EU Member States (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Netherlands, and the UK) and 3 non EU countries (Israel, Taiwan and USA). Collaborating partners from Denmark and South Africa also participate in the project.

    South Africa

    University of Pretoria The University of Pretoria (UP) is a multi-campus public research university. The university was established in 1908, grown to 39,000 students in 2010, and  has a  high  research output. The UP School of Health Systems and Public Health provides opportunities for advanced education, research, and consultancy in public health. From this school Ms. Loveness Dube joined the team at the Université de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. The ambition is to apply the Diabetes Literacy approach to the different culture, using project tools in South Africa. Dr. Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi and Prof. Paul Rheeder from UP are involved in the research for the Diabetes Literacy project.  


    Aarhus University (AU) is a vibrant university with over 43,000 students and highly ranked in the World top 100. AU is committed to international co-operation. The Department of Public Health has a departmental focus on diabetes prevention and diabetes management. Health literacy is a cross-cutting theme. The epidemiological infrastructure in Denmark is excellent, as wel as the level of community education programmes. AU collaborates by research on peer-led motivational groups, and discussing initiatives for mHealth in diabetes education. Dr. Gillian Rowlands and Helle Terkildsen Maindal are the members of the research team for the Diabetes Literacy project.