Other supporters


Association Luxembourgeoise du Diabète (Luxembourg Diabetes Association)
The Association Luxembourgeoise du Diabète (ALD) has provided extensive support for Life for a Child's activities in Mali. A one-year grant was also donated in 2010 by the 'Pikorua Sails for Diabetes' project, a sailing circumnavigation of the globe. Most recently, Soroptimist International clubs in Luxembourg donated funds so the Programme could commence work in Burkina Faso.
Caring & Living as Neighbours (CLAN)
Caring & Living as Neighbours (CLAN) is an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving quality of life for children living with chronic health conditions in resource-poor countries. CLAN works with the IDF Life for a Child Programme in Vietnam.
Diabetes Hands Foundation
The Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organisation based in California, USA that seeks to raise global awareness of diabetes and connect people affected by the disease. It has supported the IDF Life for a Child Programme through advocacy and funds donated from its annual Big Blue Test initiative.
Diabetesvereniging Nederland (Dutch Diabetes Association)
Diabetesvereniging Nederland (DVN) has collected regular donations for the IDF Life for a Child Programme from a number of its members since 2003. These have been used to extend support in a number of countries. DVN has also provided a three-year grant to increase assistance in Tanzania.
Direct Relief International (DRI)
Direct Relief International is an aid organisation based in California, USA, with extensive experience in shipping much-needed medical resources internationally. They have assisted Life for a Child on the delivery of goods to Bolivia and have handled all shipments of donated goods from Becton Dickinson and LifeScan.
Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)
The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) is pan-European non-profit organisation for accredited nurses working in diabetes. FEND supports Life for a Child financially and FEND members lend their significant technical expertise to the Programme.
Rotary International
Rotary International, through its clubs in Australia, Bolivia, Northern Ireland and the USA, has assisted the IDF  Life for a Child Programme in Bolivia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Rotary District 6940 in Florida, USA, collects tax-exempt donations on the Programme's behalf and the Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes, formed in 2009, has officially listed supporting Life for a Child as one of its key objectives.
T1D Exchange
The T1D Exchange is a non-profit organisation established to facilitate an open exchange of knowledge among the research community, individuals with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers, to improve treatments, therapies and research for type 1 diabetes.



ACON Laboratories, Inc. (ACON) is a US-Chinese corporation that manufactures diagnostic products. It donates blood glucose meters free of charge and provides test strips to the Programme at a significant discount. This support has permitted self-monitoring of blood glucose for children and youth supported by LFAC in Nigeria, Sudan and Togo.

Becton Dickinson

In 2011, the New Jersey-headquartered Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) donated 586,600 insulin syringes/needles (29 gauge ½ mL insulin syringes) to the IDF Life for a Child Programme. These were distributed to 5,620 children BD is a global medical technology company based in New Jersey, USA, manufacturing and selling a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. Certain centres will receive a set amount for the year in a single delivery, working on an assumption of 100 syringes per child per year (two per week).

Boehringer Ingelheim

German-based pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has been supporting the IDF Life for a Child Programme since 2010, making regular financial donations and raising awareness through activity-based initiatives. Funds have been used to further the Programme's support in Bolivia, Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries.


Cordis EMEA, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, raised funds for the IDF Life for a Child Programme during the 2012 congress of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). The donation is being used to increase self-monitoring of blood glucose in Eritrea.

Eastman Kodak

The Eastman-Kodak Charitable Contributions Programme made a grant to the IDF Life for a Child Programme in 2012. This was used to extend self-monitoring of blood glucose in Rwanda.

Landmark Group

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Landmark Group is a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate with a vast presence across the Middle East and India. In May 2012 the Group raised over €151,000 for the IDF Life for a Child Programme across its network of over 330 retail and hospitality outlets in the UAE. This support has been invaluable in providing for the immediate and ongoing needs of children and youth with diabetes in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Uzbekistan. 

National Diagnostic Products

National Diagnostic Products - based in Sydney, Australia - has provided the IDF Life for a Child Programme with access to visual strips for self-monitoring at a reduced price since 2010. Shipments have been made to Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia and Tanzania.

Roche Diagnostics

Roche Diagnostics have supported the IDF Life for a Child Programme through grants to the Diabetes Hands Foundation's annual Big Blue Test initiative. These funds have been used to further Programme support in South America.

Sanofi Diabetes

Sanofi Diabetes has been supporting the IDF Life for a Child Programme since 2011 through substantial financial donations. These have helped with Programme expansion and targeted education initiatives.


Takeda has supported the IDF Life for a Child Programme through the purchase of blue circle pins and a cash donation.

UTi Pharma

South African-based distribution company UTi Pharma has been assisting the IDF Life for a Child Programme with the shipment of donated insulin from Eli Lilly and Compnay since 2009.


Team NovoNordisk (formerly Team Type 1)
Team NovoNordisk is the first professional cycling team to be made up entirely of athletes with type 1 diabetes. Led by Phil Southerland, all Team riders are passionate advocates for the needs of people with diabetes. During international races they advocate on behalf of the Programme and have provided inspiration and supplies to children and youth sypported by the Programme in Morocco and Rwanda.


Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation
The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation, a New York-based organisation, provided a generous grant to assist with the expansion of the IDF Life for a Child Programme in 2011-12.