Life for a Child News

LFAC General Manager conducts African site visits

Site visits are critical for the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). They provide an opportunity for LFAC to check and review progress, teaching and mentoring, and for recipient centres to express needs. Each visit leads to improvements in care.

LFAC Education Manager visits diabetes camp in Jamaica

In July, Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager for the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, spent a week in Jamaica, primarily to visit a diabetes camp conducted by the Kingston Social Development Commission in conjunction with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ).

LFAC education resources now available in Marathi

Diabetes is a great challenge in the developing world. Many children and adolescents with diabetes die quickly or are chronically unwell due to lack of availability of quality care. Education of children and their families is essential so they can understand what diabetes is and live a healthy and full life. Likewise, health professionals need resources and training to provide quality care.

LFAC Annual Report showcases growth of Programme in 2013

Building on the milestone year of 2012, the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) stepped up its efforts in 2013 to address the multiple needs of children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries. By increasing the strength and number of connections in the diabetes community, LFAC was able to further improve outcomes for children and youth cared for in the 64 centres in 43 countries that it supported during the year.

Team Diabeetle takes on Monghol Rally and raises money for Life for a Child

The Monghol Rally is described as the world's only 100% charitable car rally and also as one of the most dangerous. Starting in London, England, contestants cover approximately 10,000 kms, making their way to Ulan Batur, Mongolia. Once past the finish line, all entry vehicles are then used in Mongolia for charity services or sold commercially.

Latest LFAC update now available

The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update is now available for download. The update features an overview of the number of countries in which the Programme is active, with the total number of children supported in each country.

LFAC Chair awarded prestigious honour

Every year, Australians from many walks of life are officially recognised by Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, for their service to the community, through the Order of Australia honours. The award is the "the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level."

LFAC DKA awareness campaign launched in Ecuador

In 2012 the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) launched an ongoing campaign targeting diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a severe medical complication that occurs primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. Among the diabetes community, it had been recognised for many years that misdiagnosis occured in developing countries.

LFAC holds review and strategy meeting at ADA Scientific Sessions

The IDF Life for a Child Programme's annual Review and Strategy meeting, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco (June 12-16), was this year attended by over 70 advocates, programme partners, major contributors and other supporters.

Charity Challenge in Fiji raises money for Life for a Child

Fiji, a country of 333 tropical islands situated in the South Pacific Ocean, proved an easy choice for Diabetes Tasmania's latest charity challenge. Diabetes Tasmania Ambassador, Caroline Thomas, and CEO, Caroline Wells, along with eight fellow adventurers and two guides recently spent 10 days paddling around the Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of some 20 volcanic islands located north west of Lautoka, Fiji's second largest city.

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