Insulin for Life
Australia and Global
Saving lives around the world
Sir Michael Hirst, Past-President of the International Diabetes Federation www.idf.org is the Patron of Insulin for Life Australia and Global.
Sir Michael has said to us that the work of IFL “….is hugely valued. There is nothing more noble in life than helping to save lives, as you do. We very greatly appreciate your commitment and the hard work of Insulin for Life Australia and Global in sending insulin and other supplies to people with diabetes in urgent need. I have met the children who are helped by the programme. It is uplifting to experience their enthusiasm for life, and the gratitude of them and their families; and very sobering and humbling to reflect that without that aid, they would be mere memories in the minds of their families."
Most people in most countries of the world who need life-saving insulin cannot obtain it.
Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are donated to recognised organisations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies. Recipient organisations include children’s diabetes camps, programs involving Australian medical students, Diabetes Associations and clinics.
In addition to the Insulin for Life (IFL) center in Australia, there are 8 other IFL affiliated centers in Austria, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA (click here for details). IFL Australia coordinates the collaborative activities of the 9 IFL affiliated centers (known as “IFL Global”), and helps start new ones.
This is an innovative, cost-effective and life-saving humanitarian assistance program... one model "right for the 21st century."