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100 years of insulin

As we mark 100 years since insulin was first discovered, today half of those who need this lifesaving medicine can’t access it. 

At MSF, we are finding innovative ways to help people manage their treatment. But more needs to be done urgently.

MSF works in over 70 countries worldwide and in most of these settings, insulin is not available in public health facilities or private pharmacies.  

In 2019, MSF teams provided over 100,000 diabetes consultations in projects across the world. The majority of people receiving care for diabetes through MSF are in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

As we mark 100 years of insulin, let’s make diabetes treatment accessible and affordable for all, as it was always supposed to be.