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Life for a Child

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.

Vietnam

Total population: 88,069,000(July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $3,300 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $213

In-country partner: Children's Hospital 2 (Dr Huynh Thi Vu Quynh & colleagues)

Togo

Total population: 6,961,049 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $900 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $57

In-country partner: Centre ATD d’Accueil et de Prévention du Diabète (Dr K.P. Tossou & colleagues) & Togoverein

Tajikistan

Total population: 6,952,000 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $2,000 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $105

In-country partner: Republican Endocrinology Centre (Dr Salomat & colleagues) & Operation Mercy Tajikistan (Dr Lauren McGill)

Pakistan

Total population: 190,291,129 (July 2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $2,800 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $63

In-country partner: Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (Professor Yakoob Ahmedani & colleagues)

Liberia

Total population: 3,887,886 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $400 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $53

In-country partner #1: Ganta United Methodist Hospital (Mr Victor Doolakeh Taryor, Sr. Nora Q. Keah, Sr. Josephine Gbayeah & colleagues)

Kenya

Total population: 43,013,341 (July 2011 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $1,700 (2011 est.)

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2009): $68

In-country partner: University of Nairobi/Kenyatta National Hospital (Dr Lucy Mungai & colleagues)

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)

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