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Life for a Child

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.

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)

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