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Australian school gives generous donation to LFAC

The Meriden School in Strathfield, Sydney, Australia hosts a dance each year for students in Years 7 to 9. The dance is organised by the School's Interact Club (a junior Rotary Club). $5,000 Australian dollars (USD 5,250) was raised from the dance, and this was donated to the IDF Life for a Child programme. The pictures shows Dr. Graham Ogle (General Manager of the programme) with members of the Interact Club.

Helmsley Trust agrees substantial grant to LFAC

IDF is delighted to announce that the The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has agreed a grant of US$1.193 million over two years for IDF’s Life for a Child programme (LFAC).

This is the first time the Helmsley trust, a private New York-based foundation, has donated to IDF.

This tremendous success follows on from last year’s grant from the Fondation de l’Orangerie and its donors and is now the largest in cash donation that LFAC has ever received.

Let's show our OUTRAGE and UNITE for a Healthy Future

In less than 50 days time, on 19-20 September 2011, policy leaders from around the world will come together for the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. During this high level meeting they will focus on the global threat caused by NCDs.

Life for a Child childhood diabetes education resources section

The International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Programme has launched an online section - www.lifeforachild.org/diabetes-education-resources - that provides diabetes education resources for children with diabetes. The Programme has recognised for some time that one of the greatest barriers to improving the quality of care for children with diabetes in developing countries is the lack of education materials.

July news update

Programme highlights

Global Challenges in Health stream

IDF Call for Nominations - Deadline 22 July

The International Diabetes Federation is seeking the nomination of members for the next Board for the elections to be held at the General Council in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 3 December 2011. The next Board will serve from 1 January 2013 until November 2015. All nominations are to be submitted online. Read more.


Annual Report showcases 2010 achievements

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme has published its Annual Report 2010, showcasing the many highlights of a successful year. Key achievements included eight new countries joining the programme, bringing the total to 28, and a twofold increase in the number of children supported, with an additional 3,500 young people receiving insulin through Life for a Child.

Calling East Africa to Action!

Get your campaign merchandise

A selection of items are available for you to promote World Diabetes Day and use in your local awareness events. These include:

Blue circle pin

Help promote the global symbol of diabetes by wearing and sharing the blue circle pin. Available to order in packs of 10 and now at a discounted price. Find out more.

BRIDGES announces projects selected from 3rd round of funding

The IDF BRIDGES programme, which funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes, has announced the projects selected from its 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries.

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