Amongst other diabetes aid relief for earthquake-stricken Haiti, the IDF (International Diabetes Federation) have teamed up with Insulin for Life to deliver aid to people with diabetes .
The recipients of the shipment of insulin, meters, test strips and further diabetes equipment will be the Haitian Foundation for Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases. With the whole country in chaos, people with diabetes are likely to be overlooked as priority cases.
The Foundatio, the only diabetes clinic in Haiti, is thought to have survived the quake. Philippe Larco, of the foundatio, was reported as commenting: “We have survived the earthquake which affected almost 3 million Haitians with hundreds of thousands dead. We are ready to receive diabetes supplies and distribute it in the best possible way to people with diabetes through our network.”
Jean Claude Mbanya of the IDF pledged to support Haiti: “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this terrible tragedy. As attention shifts from rescue to caring for survivors, IDF will continue spearheading efforts by the global diabetes community to ensure people with diabetes are given the assistance they need.”

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