On behalf of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your donation to the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) .
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:49
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:21
What is the Life for a Child Programme?
The International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Programme is an international aid program that provides life-saving support to children with diabetes in developing countries.
The Programme works with established diabetes centres in these countries so they can provide medical supplies, clinical treatment and diabetes education to the children and youth in their care. The centres monitor comprehensive clinical outcome data and provide financial feedback to the Program management team in Sydney.
More than 300 people in Jamaica today have type 1 diabetes and they will not survive without financial support. It only costs CAD 20 a month to support a child or young adult with diabetes, and they are in serious need.
The facilitation of site visits by diabetes experts to IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme-supported centres has demonstrated numerous benefits for all involved. In some countries, there may be a lack of expertise of diabetes in children and youth as it is an unfamiliar condition. Even in countries where there is considerable knowledge, contact with experts/facilities in other countries is extremely advantageous. Connecting with peers carries particular benefit during difficult clinical cases, where knowledge-sharing could impact health outcomes.
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:20
As the end of 2014 nears, it is exciting to reflect that the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme has not only expanded support to six new countries but also increased the number of centres in countries already participating in the programme. Some 15,000 children and youth in 48 developing countries and the health professionals who care for them, are currently receiving a variety of resources free of charge from LFAC.
Submitted by mariehelene.cha... on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:38
Boehringer Ingelheim, a partner of the International Diabetes Federation, continued its support for the International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme by organising a fundraising event in the lead up to World Diabetes Day (WDD) - 14 November. This is the sixth year they have supported this programme.