lifeforachild

Life for a Child

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)

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. 

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