Life for a child evaluation
Dates: April 2014 – January 2015
Funder: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Louise Sigfrid
Description: The International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child Program (IDF-LFAC) was established in 2001 with support from the Australian Diabetes Council and HOPE worldwide for the purpose of increasing access to life-saving insulin and diagnostic tools for children and youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under the age of 25 in developing countries, many of whom die before or within one year of diagnosis. The funders and the IDF are concerned that this programme is not sufficiently embedded within health systems, thereby threatening its sustainability. We have been asked to undertake an evaluation to assess how this can be improved. The evaluation is to make an independent assessment of the impact and organizational capacity of IDF-LFAC to inform strategy development and guide funding.
Collaborators: Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST)
For further information, please visit: http://www.idf.org/lifeforachild