Almost 100 years after it was discovered, let’s make access to insulin a reality in Africa!

On 11 January 1922, Leonard Thompson, a young 14 year-old diabetic, was the first patient in history to be injected with insulin to treat his type 1 diabetes. While this discovery will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary, the hope it has generated is proving slow in materializing in a number of areas in the world, first and foremost in Africa. Despite the fact that needs are constantly increasing on the continent, access to insulin continues to be a privilege, a luxury that very few patients can afford.

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