In 2010, the IDF Life for a Child Programme was the recipient of a very generous donation from the Fondation de l’Orangerie and its donors. The donation, which will be spread over a period of two years, will help ensure the sustainability and expansion of Life for a Child.
The Fondation de l’Orangerie for Individual Philanthropy was set up by BNP Paribas Wealth Management and is exclusively dedicated to its clients. The Foundation’s social mission is to “foster world’s patrimony and knowledge and forward them to future generations”. Its role is to welcome donations from its clients and allocate them in the most efficient manner to rigorously selected projects that are transparent and original.
In July 2011, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust agreed a grant of US$1.193 million over two years for the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Programme (LFAC).
The grant will allow Life for a Child to fulfil a number of key outcomes in enhancing care for disadvantaged children and youth with diabetes in developing countries. These include:
- Expansion of the program to help at least 17,000 children with diabetes in 44 countries.
- Enhanced clinical care and quality of life for children and youth supported by Life for a Child.
- Development of a global diabetes education resource, with resources available on-line to children, families and healthcare professionals in over 15 languages, as well as printing and distribution of specific materials.
- Extensive training of health professionals -- in partnership with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and various expert developed country centres.
- Establishment of a web-based database which will improve patient care, establish registries, and assist with monitoring and evaluation.
- Commencement of a multi-centre research project assessing epidemiology, complications and outcomes.
Additionally, improvements to monitoring and evaluation of the Programme itself will contribute to development and maximise impact of much-needed resources such as blood glucose equipment and insulin.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organisation based in California, USA that seeks to raise global awareness of diabetes and connect people affected by the disease. It has supported the IDF Life for a Child Programme through advocacy and funds donated from its annual Big Blue Test initiative.
The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation, a New York-based organisation, provided a generous grant to assist with the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme in 2011-12.