Caring & Living As Neighbours (CLAN) is an Australian non-government organisation (NGO) committed to equity for children living with chronic health conditions, so that children in all countries might enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Founded in 2004, CLAN’s rights-based, strategic framework promotes a community development approach, with collaborative action focused on five key pillars:
1. Affordable access to medication & medical equipment
2. Education (of individuals, families, communities, health professionals, policy makers and the international community), research & advocacy
3. Optimisation of medical management (including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, with a bio-psycho-social focus)
4. Encouragement of family support networks
5. Reducing financial burdens on families that result in poverty, helping people to become financially independent so they can provide the necessary health care for their children longer-term.
CLAN is proud to partner with APPES members on action to support communities of children (and their families) living with endocrine conditions in the Asia Pacific region, and has been co-chairing the ACE (APPES-CLAN Equity) Working Group since 2015.
For full details: www.clanchildhealth.org