Earlier this year I traveled to the Dominican Republic to speak to a group of D-Parents. After I arrived on the island I meet countless people who live with inadequate - beyond description - access to diabetes supplies.
Then I met the people who were there to help them - a wonderful group of people who were trying to change the world and I promised one of them that I would come home and tell you about the 100 Campaign. So in the spirit of helping me to keep my promise, please read on.
The mission of the 100 Campaign is to ensure that 100% of people living with Type 1 diabetes have access to insulin by 2022
Founded in 2012, the 100 Campaign is a global movement committed to tearing down the barriers to access to insulin for all that need it. Disheartened by the lack of global action towards access to insulin, a small team of advocates with experience in diabetes communities in resource poor settings came together to launch the 100 Campaign, with the support of the International Insulin Foundation (IIF).
We are committed to providing resources that move forward the goal of insulin access by 2022. Please contact us if there are specific needs your diabetes community might need.
The 100 Campaign chooses not to receive any funding from the Pharmaceutical industry. Currently the 100 Campaign is not accepting any monetary donations from individuals. Individuals or companies wishing to support the 100 Campaign can do so in-kind. We would also welcome invitation from grant-making organizations. For further information please contact us directly.
I hope you can take a moment to go to their site and find out more about this noble cause.