Life for a Child

Diabetes support and education for children and youth in settings with limited resources for better disease management and health outcomes.
Technology 1
Global NGOs 6
Local NGOs 3
Pharma (non-IFPMA member) 1
Private Foundation or Development Organization 2
Professional and Trade Associations 1

Since 2009, Lilly has provided more than 5.2 million vials and cartridges of insulin to support the Life for a Child  program. Life for a Child provides diabetes support to children and youth with diabetes in settings with limited resources. That support includes insulin, delivery devices, monitoring supplies, medical care, diabetes education, complications screening and management, and advocacy. In 2021, Lilly announced plans to expand our support for Life for a Child and increase access to care to approximately 150,000 children and youth annually by the year 2030. To facilitate the expanded support, we have increased our contribution of mealtime and basal insulins and reusable pens, as well as financial support for the costs associated with storing, packing and shipping to countries in collaboration with Direct Relief.

Geographic Reach
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Europe
  • South-East Asia
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Disease Area
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Women’s and Child Health
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Target Population
  • Children
  • Youth
SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  1. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  2. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  3. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
  4. 3.C: Health workforce
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 
Partner organizations


Global NGOs

Direct Relief

FIND Diagnostics

Insulin for Life

International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Partners in Health

NCD Alliance

Local NGOs

Association Luxembourgeoise de Diabte

Diabetes Australia

Caring & Living as Neighbours (CLAN)

Pharma (non-IFPMA member)

Roche Diabetes Care

Private Foundation or Development Organization

Helmsley Charitable Trust

Rotary International

Professional and Trade Associations

International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)

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