Bruno Helman

Young Leaders Program working group: Mental Health

Primary title/position: Founder and President / OVOV Global Advisory Committee/YLD

Institution: Running for Diabetes (Correndo pelo Diabetes) / NCD Alliance / IDF

Country of origin: Brazil

Country of residence: Brazil

Areas of expertise: NCDs, Diabetes, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Youth Advocacy, Meaningful Engagement of People Living with NCDs

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

LinkedIn: Bruno Helman

Twitter: @bruno_helman

Bruno Helman is a Public Health and Youth advocate, with special focus on NCDs. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Health Economics from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP). Bruno has a lot of experience with Civil Society Organizations, currently representing the Brazilian Diabetes Society (SBD) as its Young Leader on International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and part of the Advisory Global Committee for Our Views, Our Voices from NCD Alliance. As well from the Government perspective, he served as PAHO Advocacy Consultant for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Nowadays, he works as KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) Coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation.

On top of that, he is the founder and CEO of Running for Diabetes, a non-profit organization that promotes inclusion and health of people living with diabetes and their family members through the regular practice of physical activity. Bruno is driven by social impact and believe in the power of partnership and coalition building towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In his free time he enjoy running marathons (42,195km), so far having completed 15 of them.