Changing Diabetes® in Children is a Public-Private
Partnership established in 2009 to improve access to care and
life-saving medicine and supplies for children and adolescents with
type 1 diabetes living in low- and middle-income countries.
Changing Diabetes® in Children consolidates national
efforts to address local barriers to healthcare, supporting ministries
of health in developing comprehensive diabetes care solutions together
with national diabetes associations and other implementing partners.
Treating type 1 diabetes requires comprehensive care (WHO, 2016).
Changing Diabetes® in Children is structured around three
quality components aimed at building a holistic care system – from
patient education and advocacy to training healthcare professionals
and helping establish national clinics – along with the provision of
insulin and medical supplies.
Changing Diabetes® in Children started in 2009 with a
strong ambition to improve the capacity of healthcare systems and
reach 10,000 children with type 1 diabetes in low- and middle-income
countries in five years.
By 2020, we have reached 28,296 children and aim to reach a total
of 100,000 vulnerable children and adolescents by 2030.