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

  • Health workers conference on Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes Foot on 10th November 2017 at Hotel Africana.
  • Patients Symposium on Foot care and self-monitoring of blood sugar at Mengo Hospital Play ground on 13th November 2017.
  • National World Diabetes Day celebrations on 14th November 2017 themed “Women and Diabetes’’.
  • Launch of UDA strategic plan on 14th November 2017.
  • World Diabetes Congress in Abu Dhabi December 2017.
  • UDA patients self-care SMS project 2018.
  • UDA patients self -care app project 2018.
  • Health workers’ capacity enhancement drive 2018.

 

  • 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.

         Over 8000 women have so far been screened for Gestational Diabetes.