• A section of  Ugandan youths united against diabetes

    A section of  Ugandan youths united against diabetes

  • Diabetes walks

    A section of people who participated in one of the diabetes walks

  • Hon E. Tumwesigye  Minister of Health

    Hon E. Tumwesigye  undergoing screening at one of UDA mass awareness campaign outreaches.

  • The UDA Vice Chairman

    The UDA Vice Chairman Dr E.Mutebi giving a health education talk 

  • A section of members of Entebe Diabetes Association

    A section of members of Entebe Diabetes Association and Kabale Diabetes Association sharing experiences at a UDA event.

  • Members of Bugiri Diabetes Association

    Members of Bugiri Diabetes Association after a patient support club

  • Mr Byansi S. a member of Bugiri

    Mr Byansi S. a member of Bugiri Diabetes Association Executive Committee giving a health education talk during a patient support club

  • Members of Busiro East Diabetes Association

    Members of Busiro East Diabetes Association after a patient support club

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.
-386 million people in the world have diabetes.
-183 million people in the world do not know that 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

  • Continuing Professional Development on Up dates on Management of Diabetic Neuropathy 28th August 201
  • Country wide awareness campaigns in Concerts codenamed ‘’My Journey with Diabetes’’ with Mesach Semakula(Music Artist) September 2015
  • National Scientific conference November 2015
  • World Diabetes Day Celebrations November 2015


  • Electric update of our membership data base
  • Patient support clubs with Uganda Non Communicable Disease Alliance and Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Branch support supervision
  • UDA constitution review