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Life for a Child

Guidelines for conducting Diabetes Camp Activities in a less-resourced Country

The IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme encourages the diabetes centres in countries it supports to conduct camps or activity days for children and young people with diabetes.

To this end LFAC, in collaboration with the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA), has developed Guidelines for conducting diabetes camp activities in a less-resourced country.

"Camp" is a term that includes not only overnight stays, but also activity days, support meetings, and get-togethers for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes and their families.

Support children and youth with diabetes in Africa

More than 10,000 children and youth living with diabetes in Africa today have type 1 diabetes and they will not survive without financial support. It only costs US$30 a year to support a child or young adult with diabetes with life-saving insulin, and they are in serious need.

Thank you for your donation!

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) .

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

Formal evaluation of IDF Life for a Child Programme completed

In 2014, the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child (LFAC) Programmes's largest donor - The Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust - commissioned the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct a comprehensive formal evaluation of the work of LFAC.

The work was conducted by a team lead by Professor Martin McKee and Dr. Sue Atkinson. Site visits were done in five countries: Rwanda, India, Jamaica, Mexico, and Philippines.

The review covered five themes:

Major contributor commits 780,000 additional vials of insulin to Life for a Child

Spare a Rose 2015: roses spared children saved

This Valentine’s Day, the Spare a Rose Save a Child campaign was once again a resounding success with over USD 24,000 raised for the IDF Life for a Child Programme (LFAC). Thanks to the 684 donations received, more than 400 children with diabetes in the developing world will be kept alive for one year.

FAQs

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.

 


Support children and youth with diabetes in Jamaica

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.

Site visits

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.

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