About Us

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.

Uganda Diabetes Association was registered with the Registrar of companies and incorporated in June 28th 2006 as required by the laws of the Republic of Uganda as a company limited by guarantee. It has 15 branches in Mulago, Entebbe, Jinja, Bujiri, Mbale, Kumi,Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Mbarara, Fortportal,Bushenyi, Mityana, Mubende , Masaka and Tororo

Uganda Diabetes Association is a member of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Uganda Non Communicable Disease Alliance (UNCDA).


Our Patron is Professor Tumusiime Mutebire; Governor Bank of Uganda


Dr Lumu William ------------- Chairman / President

Dr Mutebi Edrisa -------------- Vice Chairman/President

Dr Susan Nakireka -------------- Secretary

Mr Aziz Mashate -------------- Vice Secretary

Miss Josephine Ejang -------------- Treasurer

Miss Sarah Sekalo -------------- Assistant Treasurer

Dr Kibirige --------------- Editorial/publication coordinator

Dr Kamara --------------- Editorial/publication coordinator

Dr Piloa Thereza --------------- Publicity Secretary

Dr Pario Aldo --------------- Up Country Cordinator

Dr Epuwat Apollo --------------- Up Country Cordinator


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