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RON RAAB B.EC, PRESIDENT, INSULIN FOR LIFE AUSTRALIA. INSULIN FOR LIFE Australia. What is it? A not-for-profit organization established in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia Background:

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RON RAAB B.EC, PRESIDENT,

INSULIN FOR LIFE AUSTRALIA


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INSULIN FOR LIFE Australia

What is it?

  • A not-for-profit organization established in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia

    Background:

  • expands the activities of the International Insulin Distribution Program, International Diabetes Institute,Australia, 1986 – 1999, based on not wasting insulin etc

    Objectives:

  • urgent short - term and continuous overseas supply of insulin and other items

  • mentoring similar programs in other countries

  • sustainable improvement in the cost of insulin to the user and in its availability in countries in need.


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Insulin For Life Global Network Active Supply Programs

Bolivia Ecuador Congo (Rep) Congo (Dem Rep) Rwanda Tanzania Cambodia Kyrgyzstan Russia Turkey Uzbekistan Ukraine Maldives

Location of

Insulin For Life Global (Melbourne, Australia)


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58 Countries (336 separate occasions) to which insulin and other diabetes supplies have been sent by IFL Australia since 1986(sorted by IDF Regions)

Africa

Benin, Cameroon, Congo (Dem Rep), Congo (Rep), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Toga, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe

Europe

Armenia, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey , Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Western Pacific

Bali, Indonesia, Kiribati, Myanmar (Burma), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Tonga, East Timor

South-East Asia

Bangladesh, India,  Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Central & South America, Caribbean

Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela

North America

USA (Hurricane Katrina)

Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Bethlehem via Israel


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Insulin for Life International Collection Network

European Society

Pediatric Endocrinology

1600 members

IDD Trust, UK

IZL Germany

IFL Oklahoma

IZL Austria

Location of

Insulin For Life Global (Melbourne, Australia)

Diabetes

Auckland


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Total supplies donated by Insulin For Life Australia since 1986:

  • 1,225,000 mls insulin (=122,500 vials)

  • 210,538 blood glucose strips

  • 1,362,339 syringes

and meters, pen needles, insulin pens and lancets

  • Estimated value $US 3,675,000

    ($AUD 6,934,000)

    12 03


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ECONOMICS OF THE PROGRAM

Vials donated in 16 years = 123,000 (1,230,000 mls)

Operating costs= $US 160,000($AUD 260,000)

People supplied for 1 month = 123,000

 Cost of each 10ml vial supplied= $US 1.30 ($AUD 2.15)


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www.insulinforlife.org


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