Dr. Graham Ogle, general manager of IDF’s Life for a Child programme is to be presented with the Harold Rifkin Award  for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes at ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions, taking place from June 21-25 in Chicago.
Dr Ogle is to be recognized for his role in establishing and strengthening diabetes services in many parts of the developing world. The Life for a Child programme which Dr Ogle co-founded now helps 11,200 children and youth in 43 countries and provides them with essential care including insulin, test strips, expert diabetes education.
By taking a hands-on approach to the programme, Dr Ogle has empowered local champions in diabetes centres and associations, and mobilized international support.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Ogle worked for HOPE worldwide in Papua New Guinea, where he conducted nationwide type 2 diabetes research, expanded clinical care services, developed national treatment guidelines and helped establish the Diabetic Association of Papua New Guinea. He continues to supervise a programme to improve diabetes services there. In Cambodia, he was the founding director of the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Phnom Penh, which provides extensive diabetes care and education.
Read more about the Life for a Child programme here