Our vision

We see a world where diabetes and diabetes-related diseases have been eradicated in Africa and in people of African origin.

Diabetes Africa is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established to realise this vision. We operate as a network linking patients, professionals and decision-makers to ensure that we tackle the problem collectively, with practical, effective and creative solutions. 

Our focus

Over the period 2020-2030, our focus is the delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages”. We want to help reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases and ensure access to healthcare services and medicine to all. 

We are also committed to realising Goal 17: “Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development”.

This means mobilising stakeholders from governments, international organisations, agencies, non-profit, business and academic institutions to develop and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources. 


By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and well-being.


Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.


Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries.

Our mission

We bring together everyone from African origin affected by or working on diabetes.

The mission of Diabetes Africa is to bring together all stakeholders affected or working on diabetes and related diseases in order to provide:
  • accurate and up-to-date data on the incidence and prevalence of diabetes and its co-morbidities in Africa, and those of African origin globally;
  • appropriate testing and management of diabetes and its co-morbidities in Africa, and for those of African origin, globally;
  • healthcare professional training to ensure optimum care to those with diabetes and its co-morbidities in Africa;
  • access to established and innovative treatments for diabetes and its co-morbidities in Africa;
  • visibility to the cause and make diabetes and its co-morbidities a global healthcare priority.