Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS)

For children with Type I diabetes, the project aims to encourage a safe and supportive school environment to manage their diabetes and avoid discrimination. In addition, the programme will raise awareness on diabetes (Type I and Type II) and benefits of healthy nutrition and exercise habits among school children.

Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS)

In 2013, Sanofi, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) announced their first joint public health initiative in India, Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS), as a mult-stakeholder initiative, aims to foster a safe and supportive school environment for children to manage their diabetes and avoid discrimination. The project also intends to highlight the benefits of healthy nutrition and exercise in schools. With universal `education for all as a central theme for most government policy today, schools are the ideal backdrop to raise awareness and train students, teachers and parents about diabetes. The project will also look at how we can tackle the rise in type 2 diabetes in younger people in schools. At the end of the first phase of the project (18 months), a Global Diabetes in School Toolkit will be developed and made available to IDF Members Associations to roll out the project, after the pilot launch, in other successive parts of the world. In the second phase, KIDS aims to achieve government support for systematic change for children with diabetes in schools including dissemination of national guidelines.

Partners

  • Sanofi Espoir Foundation

    Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity.

    It is dedicated to...

  • International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

    Association
    Belgium | Staff size: 26-50

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing...

  • Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

    Foundation
    India | Staff size: 51-100

    The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Brazil, India
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2013
Sectors