Donate to Life for a Child

The scope of what needs to be done is vast.  Diabetes management is complex. While the first step is getting access to insulin, it needs to be followed up with education on managing diabetes, extending sustained care and also improving the quality of care. This takes both time and ongoing resources, so donations such as yours are crucial to the success and longevity of the Life for a Child Programme. Thank you for your contribution.

Dr Graham Ogle, LFAC General Manager

By donating just $1 a day to the IDF Life for a Child (LFAC) Programme, you can provide a child with:

  • Regular insulin
  • Quality blood glucose monitoring equipment (meter, strips, lancets)
  • Essential clinical care
  • Up-to-date diabetes education materials
  • Specialised diabetes training for medical staff 

Donations to the Programme are carefully directed to key areas of diabetes care and management so that established paediatric diabetes centres and associations can provide the best possible care, given local circumstances, to all children and youth with diabetes in developing countries. Financial trails and health outcomes are carefully monitored by the Programme management team. Along with detailed and regular financial information, centres also send an annual list of the children who are supported, along with full medical details on each child (de-identified). Site visits of centres by international experts are conducted as needed.

Less than 5% of funds are used for administration.

Read testimonies of how your donation can make a difference

How to donate

Tax relief on charitable donations varies greatly from country to country. If you are donating from Australia, The Netherlands, or USA, your donation is eligible for tax deductibility. Learn more.

If you are not donating from these countries or if tax deductibility is not an issue for you, you can make a one-off donation through the International Diabetes Federation using the form below. Enter the amount that you would like to donate and your contact details, then press continue. This will take you to a secure website where you can safely enter your credit card details. Please note that at the present time we can only process Visa and MasterCard through our online payment system. Credit card transactions are managed by PayPal.

One-off donation

Recurring donations

Recurring donations to the IDF Life for a Child Programme can be made through:

1. PayPal, using the form below. Two options are available:

  • Monthly - EUR 23/USD 30
  • Yearly - EUR 274/USD 365

2. Everyday Hero, if donating in Australian Dollars (AUD), you can choose either a recurring donation or one-off donation.