Genesis of UDA

Uganda Diabetes Association (UDA) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization that cares for, unites and advocates for people affected by or at risk of diabetes in Uganda. It was founded in 1982 by Professor Andrew Marcel Otim.

Diabetes in Uganda

 Diabetes is a silent killer.

 - 415 million people have diabetes world wide
 -207 million people  don't know they have diabetes
 -500,000 have diabetes in Uganda  
 -250,000 people dont know they have diabetes

Who we are

Uganda Diabetes Association (UDA) is a non-governmental,not for profit organization that cares for, unites and advocates for people affected by or at risk of diabetes and their families in Uganda.

It was founded in 1982 by Professor Andrew Marcel Otim.
Uganda Diabetes Association is registered with the Registrar of Companies and incorporated in June 28th 2006.

UDA has 15 branches in Mulago, Entebbe, Jinja, Bujiri, Mbale, Kumi,Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Mbarara, Fortportal, Mengo, Bushenyi, Mityana, Mubende and Masaka.

Our Objectives

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    To enhance awareness, knowledge and management of diabetes among the public and health care personnel
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    To encourage people living with diabetes recognize the importance of good blood sugar control in order to avoid diabetes related complications.
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    To provide information about diabetes complications and enable people living with diabetes lead quality lives.
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    To promote self-care through addressing social, cultural and psychological aspects of diabetes.
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Upcoming events

 

Ongoing Activities

  • Diabetes Training Workshop for Health Workers in Eastern Uganda at Jinja Hospital on  11th November 2016

  •  Patients’ support symposium on 12th November at Jinja Hospital

  •  Health education talks, Screening and Diabetes Walk on 14th November 2016(World Diabetes Day Celebrations) with the theme ‘Eyes On Diabetes’ and activity ‘Test to Prevent’

  • Gestational Diabetes  in Central Uganda Project funded by World Diabetes Foundation through Danish Family Planning Association and Reproductive Health Uganda. Study sites Luwero and Mengo Hospital

  • Health care practitioners training

  • Branch support supervision

  • Distribution of Revised constitution and signing of memorandum of associations with branches

  • Patient support supervision

  • Drafting of the 5 year UDA strategic plan