Product Donations

Life for a Child

Lilly has committed to donating more than 800,000 vials of insulin to the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program between 2008 and 2013. These donations, initially focused on 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, have now expanded to include 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. The medicine will help as many as 24,000 children who have no access to diabetes treatment. The donation is one of Lilly’s largest single contributions in the 85 years since we introduced the world’s first mass-produced insulin.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Edward Lachman, the documentary film Life for a Child follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries. Lilly produced this video in partnership with IDF to raise awareness of the devastating impact of diabetes in the world's poorest regions. The documentary is a production of Wayne Lachman Productions and Double Wide Media.

For more information about the program, visit the Life for a Child website.