Building a Well World will require strong partnerships between the public and private sectors, charities and communities. Bupa is committed to working with others to make a positive impact.
In addition to our national partnerships, we also have global initiatives and partnerships.
Working with the International Diabetes Federation to tackle diabetes
By 2030 the number of people with diabetes is set to double to 552 million representing enormous implications for healthcare systems and governments around the world. To tackle this issue, Bupa is supporting global advocate International Diabetes Federation, to produce a series of globally relevant and system-shaping reports.
The first report links diabetes with climate change, exploring the direct and indirect links as well as highlighting the health and environmental win-wins for tackling these two global challenges together. This report was shared at side events during the 2012 World Health Assembly and as the Rio+20 UN Summit for Sustainable Development, and continues to drive discussion and debate at a global level. For more information about the report, please visit our dedicated web page.
Working with the International Diabetes Federation and IDEO to unleash the potential of workplaces as health hubs
Creating healthy communities within and beyond the workplace is the focus of a global conversation on the open collaboration platform, OpenIDEO.
Sponsored by Bupa and the International Diabetes Federation, thousands of people from around the world will be invited to put forward their views on the topic of how we can realise the potential of workplaces as “health hubs”, via OpenIDEO. For more information about this exciting initiative, please visit our new story.
Bupa and the Guardian Health and Wellbeing Hub to improve understanding of the links between our health and our environment
If we are going to safeguard the health and wellbeing of future generations, the link between health and environment must be better understood by all of us – especially governments, businesses and communities.
This is the over-arching message of the Bupa and Guardian Health and Wellbeing Hub, which is showcased on the Guardian’s Sustainable Business website. Reaching a global audience, the Health and Wellbeing Hub will highlight the connection and interdependence between the environment and human health. To learn more about the Health and Wellbeing Hub, please visit our new story.
Bupa Global Challenge
Bupa Global Challenge took place in September 2012 and focused on encouraging people to walk for a Well World. Tens of thousands of people, including Bupa employees, residents and wider communities, took to the streets and parks to learn about the benefits of walking as simple way to keep well and support a healthy planet. For more information about the Bupa Global Challenge, please visit our dedicated web page.
Bupa Global Challenge 2011 took place in June and encouraged Bupa employees and our communities to get moving. Over 60,000 people took part in 444 events in 15 countries. From dancing in New Zealand care homes, a walking challenge in Hong Kong to a cycling fund-raiser in Bolivia, participants discovered the health benefits of physical activity and had fun at the same time.