Life for a Child News

Spare a Rose, Save a Child this Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, Partnering for Diabetes Change (P4DC), a coalition of people living with diabetes and industry representatives aiming to address unmet needs in diabetes through community and collaboration, is running an online campaign to raise money and awareness for the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

LFAC joins forces with Marjorie’s Fund to support children with diabetes

The collaboration between independent organisations within the international diabetes community is growing to be a major component of success in the global fight against diabetes. Collective work across a range of sectors, contributes to tremendous action being done locally by passionate health professionals, diabetes advocates, and governments.

Qatari school organises diabetes week and raises funds for Life for a Child

Life for a Child launches pocketbook for management of diabetes in young people in resource-poor settings

The IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) recently launched the Pocketbook for Management of Diabetes in Childhood and Adolescence in Under-Resourced Countries at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne.

GreaterGood.org network supports Life for a Child

The IDF Life for a Child programme is pleased to have received a donation of $196USD through the generous support of the GreaterGood.org online community. Since March 2013 US based charitable organisation GreaterGood.org, a network of shopping websites supporting a variety of good causes, and its users have been donating to Life for a Child through their Gifts that Give More programme.

IDF Partner raises awareness and money for Life for a Child

Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation will be  donating a further €25,000 to the Life for a Child (LFAC) programme to help children in need. This is the fifth year they have supported this programme.

Diabetes centre supports Life for a Child work in Ghana

In June of this year, Dr Declan Cody, a paediatric endocrinologist, and Mr Vincent McDarby, a senior clinical psychologist, from Our Lady's Childrens Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC), Ireland, travelled to Accra, Ghana. The journey itself only took seven hours but the experience was a life-changing one.

Life for a Child in the spotlight at global diabetes events

Diabetes conferences, both local and international, provide the IDF's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC)with a positive forum for alerting health professionals to the shocking everyday reality faced by many children and youth with diabetes in developing countries.

Diabetes education: Success story in Sri Lanka

In late June, Life For a Child (LFAC) Education Manager Angie Middlehurst, a highly experienced paediatric nurse and  diabetes educator, travelled to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka  (DASL).

Life for a Child update out now!

Catch-up with the latest news from IDF’s Life for a Child programme (LFAC).

Stories include:

  • A report from Mauritania on new essential medicines and care supplied through LFAC
  • An update from the LFAC programme in Sudan, which now supports 650 children and youth
  • Details of interactive diabetes education sessions in Sri Lanka

View the summer update here


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