KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Changing Diabetes® in Children partnership has identified Pakistan as its 16th Country partner, kicking beginning operations in Pakistan to support children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Changing Diabetes in Children is a Novo Nordisk project that will be executed by the Health Promotion Foundation to improve access to hospitals and clinics for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Under their current Memorandum of Understanding with Novo Nordisk, the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination has approved the project.
The collaboration has a clear goal: no child should die from diabetes. It is hoped that by the end of the cooperation, 4000 youngsters would have learned about living with diabetes and will have received support and education.
Supporting a child with type 1 diabetes takes more than just insulin and supplies. Clinics, supply chains, family education, medical supplies, and regular monitoring are all critical components of the partnership’s commitment to providing a safety net.
With this new agreement, the alliance will work to offer treatment and medicines while raising awareness and building supply chains to reach the thousands of children in Pakistan who are expected to have type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Samra Mazhar, Deputy Director (Programs) Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, expressed her thoughts, saying, “In Pakistan, there is a potential to improve the diagnosis and access to drugs needed by children living with type 1 diabetes.” Together with our partners, we wish to raise the profile of diabetes on the national agenda, with a special emphasis on support and treatment for children and young people in Pakistan living with type 1 diabetes. We are thrilled that Changing Diabetes® in Children will make a significant difference in the lives of children and young people living with type 1 diabetes in Pakistan.”