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Life for a Child

Ghana

Total population: 25,241,998 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $3,100 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $122

In-country partner: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Dr. Emmanuel Ameyaw)

Located in West Africa, Ghana sits on the Gulf of Guinea between Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. In 1957 it became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from Britain.

Ethiopia

Total population: 90,873,739 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $1000 (2010 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $40

In-country partner: Ethiopian Diabetes Association (EDA)

Eritrea

Total population: 5,939,484 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $600 (2010 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $13

In-country partner: Eritrean National Diabetes Association (ENDA)

Nipro Diagnostics to provide breakthrough support to LFAC

One of the greatest challenges that the IDF Life for a Child Programme faces in providing quality care to allthe children and young people with diabetes that it supports is the cost of test strips. Their prohibitive cost restricts the number of children that can monitor their diabetes appropriately. 

Ressources disponibles en français pour la formation sur le diabète des enfants

CHILD FAMILY/EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

1. Fact sheets

Source:Australian Diabetes Council in Sydney, Australia.















 







Latest Programme update showcases LFAC work in Central and South Asia

The latest update of the IDF Life for a Child Programme is now available for download in English and French. The January 2012 edition focuses on Central and South Asia with information on the latest activities of the Programme in Azerbaijan, India and Nepal.

Life for a Child is currently supporting over 8,000 children in 36 countries, the latest being Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kenya.


Swiss cyclist rides from Switzerland to India for LFAC

This years’ World Diabetes Day - 14 November - occasioned a unique celebration in Nagpur, India.

Diabetes Tasmania Sri Lanka Cycle Challenge raises funds for LFAC

A group of 20 amateur cyclists from Tasmania, Australia, led by adventurer Caroline Thomas, who has type 1 diabetes, recently completed a 12 day, 600km adventure ride through Sri Lanka. With support from local guides, the group, some with diabetes, travelled from Colombo to Polonnaruwa raising money and awareness of diabetes.

Recursos de Educación en Diabetes para niños

CHILD FAMILY/EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

1. Fact sheets

Source:Australian Diabetes Council in Sydney, Australia.




Inspiring young girl collects money for Life for a Child

The IDF Life for a Child Programme is very grateful to have received the generous support of 9 year-old Lilly Branka, a young girl with type 1 diabetes treated at the Joslin Diabetes Center in the USA. 
 

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