The Road to Free Insulin: Country Case Studies

Tool Description
Country case studies contain information about the national health system, diabetes epidemiology, and the provision of free insulin to people living with diabetes. Challenges and lessons learnt are identified, leading to some practical recommendations.


Using This Tool

These case studies provide an overview of challenges and opportunities that five LMICs faced when supplying free insulin as part of universal health care coverage. Drawing from these ideas and experiences will be useful when designing or improving national diabetes programmes.


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Further Reading:

1. Beyond insulin: Developing a positive environment for managing diabetes