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.
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) .
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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:
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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.