IADA Receives Seed Funding Grant to Enhance Diabetes Care in Humanitarian Settings

December 18, 2023

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news! The International Alliance for Diabetes Action (IADA) has been awarded a 3-year $2.6 million seed funding grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand its mission and ensure long-term sustainability. This exciting development marks a significant step forward in our mission to enhance diabetes care in humanitarian settings, ensuring that quality care and support reach everyone, regardless of their location.

Over the next three years, this grant will not only allow us to sustain but also to expand our initiatives. We are eager to continue bringing diverse organizations together to develop person-centered, collaborative projects aimed at improving diabetes care in humanitarian settings. The funding will enable us to create more networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing platforms, such as our upcoming Symposium, and strengthen and monitor the impact of our various workstreams: Clinical and Operational Service Delivery, Access to Essential Medicines and Diagnostics, Data and Research, and Advocacy on Policy and Financing.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Helmsley Charitable Trust for their generous support and belief in our vision. Equally, we want to express our sincere thanks to all our member organizations, the backbone of IADA, who share our mission. Your dedication and collaboration are truly invaluable as we collectively address the challenges of diabetes care in humanitarian crises.

Stay tuned for updates on our progress and upcoming initiatives. Together, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those living with diabetes in the world's most vulnerable and underserved communities.

With appreciation,

Sylvia Kehlenbrink

Executive Director, International Alliance for Diabetes Action

on behalf of the IADA Team

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