Life for a Child

LFAC Medical and Scientific Advisory Group

The Life for a Child Medical and Scientific Advisory Group was set up to support the Programme in achieving its vision that “No child should die of diabetes”. The group is composed of 26 International Advisors and 70 Country Advisors. Who will:

Donation helps children with diabetes in Eritrea

Cordis EMEA, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has donated 2,610EUR to the IDF Life for a Child programme. This generous donation was raised during the congress of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

Part of the funds will go toward helping the lives of children with diabetes in Eritrea through the Eritrea National Diabetic Association, a partner of the Life for a Child programme. Meters and one year's worth of strips will be provided for around 45 children and youth in the country.

IDF partner supports LFAC on World Diabetes Day

International Diabetes Federation partner Boehringer Ingelheim will be continuing their support of the IDF Life for a Child Programme by donating the proceeds of an employee 3km run that will be held at the company's headquarters on November 14 - World Diabetes Day. A total of €20,000 will be donated to the programme. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company organises an initiative in support of 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.