St Lucia

Population (2012): 181,000
GDP per capita (PPP International $): $11,300
Total expenditure on health per capita: (PPP int. $): $945

Sources:
1. www.prb.org/publications (Population Reference Bureau)
2. http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.country (World Health Organisation)

This small tropical island nation sits in the Caribbean, between the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique.

Implementing Partners In country:

1. Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations
2. St Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association

LIFE FOR A CHILD SUPPORT

Commenced: 2014

Discussions began in earnest in April 2013, via the IDF’s North American and the Caribbean Region. LFAC support was requested for 60 young people with type 1 diabetes, ranging in age from four to 23, and an MOU was signed in January 2014. Diabetes educational materials including parent manuals, Professor Bumblebee DVDs, and care guidelines were received in March 2014, and blood glucose self-monitoring equipment was received in May the same year.