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 Training Workshop for Health Workers in Eastern Uganda at Jinja Hospital on  11th November 2016

  •  Patients’ support symposium on 12th November at Jinja Hospital

  •  Health education talks, Screening and Diabetes Walk on 14th November 2016(World Diabetes Day Celebrations) with the theme ‘Eyes On Diabetes’ and activity ‘Test to Prevent’

  • 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

  • Health care practitioners training

  • Branch support supervision

  • Distribution of Revised constitution and signing of memorandum of associations with branches

  • Patient support supervision

  • Drafting of the 5 year UDA strategic plan