Life for a Child

Fondation de l’Orangerie exceptionally renews two year grant

The Fondation de l’Orangerie and its donors have renewed a grant with IDF to support the Life for a Child programme. The renewal is exceptional and demonstrates their strong commitment to IDF’s humanitarian programme. The grant will run for two years and will be used to help introduce and facilitate self-monitoring of blood glucose for thousands of children and youth.

« Life for a Child » au premier Congrès africain du diabète

Life for a Child en el Primer Congreso Africano de Diabetes

El Dr Graham Ogle, Director General de LFAC, recientemente viajó a Arusha, Tanzania, para participar en el Congreso Africano de Diabetes. Organizado por la región africana de la FID, el evento reunió a un número de partes interesadas y líderes en el área de la diabetes y otras enfermedades no transmisibles, para discutir ambiciosas acciones y prioridades para el cambio dentro de la región africana.


Population: 114,975,406 (2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $15,100 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita: $846 (Intl $, 2009)

Iraq (Kurdistan)


Population: 4,690,939 (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $4,500 (2009 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita: $167 (Intl $, 2009)

LFAC at the 1st African Diabetes Congress

Dr Graham Ogle, LFAC General Manager, recently travelled to Arusha, Tanzania, to participate in the inaugural African Diabetes Congress. Organised by the IDF Africa Region, the event brought together key stakeholders and leaders in the arena of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, to discuss ambitions, priorities and actions for change within the Africa region.

Life for a Child reaches milestone target of 10,000 children supported

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme is now supporting over 10,000 children with diabetes in developing countries, reaching the milestone target that was set at a landmark meeting in London in 2008.

LFAC and DREAM Trust team up to support the education of children with diabetes in India

The DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India has begun a very exciting project, in collaboration with the IDF Life for a Child Programme, aimed at assisting the education of children and youth with diabetes to give them the best possible chance for employment and self-sufficiency.

LFAC visits Kids and Teens Diabetes Camp in Fiji

Angie Middlehurst, Education Manager/Diabetes Educator of the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, travelled to Fiji on a June weekend to help at the kids and teens diabetes camp conducted yearly by the Head of Paediatrics, Dr Rigamoto Taito and local health professionals from Lautoka, Suva and Labasa Hospitals.  LFAC has assisted children and young people in Fiji since 2000 but this was the first time the programme had sent an educator to a camp.

Annual Report highlights another important year for Life for a Child

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme continues to go from strength to strength. In 2011, another seven countries joined the programme with increasing numbers of young people receiving vital insulin, syringes and monitoring supplies. Important progress was also made in developing online educational resources and building the knowledge base that will help strengthen the response to the diabetes epidemic.