About Us

Genesis of UDA

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. 

UDA has 23 branches namely Mulago, Entebe, Jinja, Bugiri, Tororo, Fortportal, Mbale, Kumi, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Kabale, Mbarara, Arua, Bushenyi, Mengo, Mityana, Mubende, Masaka, Kitwe, Kawolo, Kiwoko and Busiro East

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

PATRON

Our Patron is Professor Tumusiime Mutebire; Governor Bank of Uganda

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

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

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

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

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

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

DrKibirige --------------- Editorial/Publication Coordinator

Dr. PiloaThereza --------------- Member

Dr. Epuwat Apollo --------------- Member

Mr. Kimuli --------------------------Member

Mr. Omach-------------------------Member

Mr. Odong Emmanuel Peter-----Member

Miss Nabukalu Harriet------------Member

Miss Nassejje Geraldine --------Member

Mr Katumba ------------------------Member

 

 

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.