Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been implementing the Highest Care For Children With Diabetes Project since 2004. The major goal of the project performed by the Azerbaijan Diabetes Society and Danish Company Novo Nordisk is to improve health of persons with diabetes and provide a modern cure to patients. The project was launched on December 7, 2004 in Baku and children in registration were provided with 6-month supply of insulin produced by Novo Nordisk Company of Denmark.
As part of the project, persons who have diabetes in Azerbaijan have been receiving insulin medications and insulin pens since 2004:
22 June 2005 – children registered with diabetes were provided with 6-month reserve of insulin manufactured by Danish Company Novo Nordisk and syringes for easier and exacter injection of the medications.
5 January 2006 – 217 children registered received insulin and insulin pens.
29 March 2006 – children registered with diabetes were provided with insulin produced by Novo Nordisk Company of Denmark and syringes for easier and exacter injection of the medicines.
4 August 2006 – 1200 boxes of “Diabeton MR” medication produced by Servye Company of France were given to 100 persons registered with type 2 diabetes for 1-year treatment.
8 June 2009 – 1200 boxes of “Diabeton MR” medication produced by Servye Company of France were granted to 100 diabetes-affected persons from martyr, refugee, IDP and low-income families for 1-year cure. On the occasion of 2009 –Year of Children, 276 children living in Baku received insulin analogue and insulin pens.
10 February 2010 – injectors and tips were delivered to 1200 persons with low income and serious after-effects of the disease, preferring juveniles, pregnant women, persons with glichemical index above 9%.
24 September 2010 – Within the project of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Sanofi-Aventis Company, 400 packages of Apidra insulin medication containing 2000 insulin pens were provided to 200 patients under the age of 18 with type 1 diabetes from low-income families. The project aimed at the six-month medical supervision of patients, holding the necessary medical examinations and prescription of Apidra by doctor.
Due to support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, rest camps for the psychological and social rehabilitation of children needing a social care and suffering from diabetes were organized in the Town of Lankaran in 2009 and in the Town of Ganca in 2010.
The building of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which joined the World Diabetes Day campaign at the initiative of the UN, was lit up in blue from 13 to 15 November, 2007. By the UN Charter, all member-countries mark November 14 as World Diabetes Day. The color of blue, a symbol of the Organization, reflects the sky over the head of all nations and grand buildings in towns in 155 countries joining the action are illuminated in blue. The goal is to raise global awareness of diabetes and unite the efforts for its prevention