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

  •  Diabetes Stake holders meeting on 8th August 2014
  • Annual General meeting
  • Complications screening Camp in Lira  November 2014
  • World Diabetes Day celebrations in Entebe November 2014

  • Country wide patient education- Branches so far visited are Bugiri, Busiro East,Mityana, Kiwoko, Kawolo, Mukono, Kayunga and Masaka
  • support clubs every month
  • Electronic  update of our members' register
  • Regional Continuing Professional Development sessions to Health workers