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Community advocacy

Everything we do is grounded in the belief that diabetes care is an inherent human right - and this is what we advocate for.

At a community level…

We run workshops to link grassroots campaigners and local organizations to leading experts. We often welcome high-profile speakers, for example, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health was a keynote speaker for our session on teaching advocates how to integrate rights-based approaches into their own initiatives.

Young woman with T1D speaks to peers, parents, and health care professionals at the Ethiopian Diabetes Association

Changemaker Projects

Empowering individuals through funding, mentoring, networking, and recognition.

Changemakers are individuals with an advocacy vision. They are affected by type 1 diabetes in a country where Life for a Child works in Africa and Latin America. Their projects are bold, pragmatic, ambitious and disruptive. They are diverse, yet linked by a vision for change that will improve the lives of young people living with diabetes.

Diabetes Advocacy Toolkit: Our Rights to Health

Using Human Rights to advocate for universal access to diabetes care.

The toolkit is available to download in these languages:

Rights-Based Advocacy Workshops

Diabetes and Human Rights Glossary

Talks on Diabetes and Human Rights

Community Advocacy Resources

Pamoja Advocacy Program


(Caring and Living as Neighbours)

Joab Wako

(multi-language resources available)

Life for a Child USA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization EIN 47-4901579.

Diabetes Overseas Aid Fund T/A Life for a Child is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Life for a Child is a program of Diabetes Australia.

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