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:
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Some recommendations are for immediate application (e.g., those on the quality of insulin donations, arguments for the continuation of donation programmes, and practical advice on improved reporting), and are especially relevant for donors and national diabetes programmes. The recommendations on a gradual transition to a sustainable national diabetes programme are also directed at national health policymakers.