24m Adults are living with diabetes in Africa

IDF Africa

The IDF Africa Region (AFR) includes 48 diverse sub-Saharan countries and territories and currently represents 32 diabetes organisations in 27 countries.

Elected representatives for the IDF Africa Region 2023-24:

Jacko Abodo, Côte d'Ivoire

Regional Chair

Elizabeth Denyoh, Ghana

Regional Chair-Elect

IDF Africa

Diabetes Association of Botswana
Association Burkinabè d’Action contre le Diabète (ABAD)
Burundian Diabetes Association
Cameroon Diabetes Association
Association Obésité et Diabète de Côte d’Ivoire
Association Vaincre le Diabète au Congo
Eritrean National Diabetic Association
Diabetes eSwatini
Ethiopian Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Association
Association Guinéenne d’Education et d’Aide aux Diabétiques
Diabetes Kenya
Lesotho Diabetes Association
Association Malgache Contre le Diabète
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Association Malienne de Lutte contre le Diabète
Association Mauritanienne de Lutte Contre le Diabète
Diabaction Congo
Association Rwandaise des Diabétiques
Association Sénégalaise de Soutien aux Diabétiques
Diabetic Society of Seychelles
Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa
Diabetes South Africa
Tanzania Diabetes Association
Association Togolaise du Diabète
Uganda Diabetes Association
Zimbabwe Diabetic Association

Diabetes in Africa 2021

24 million adults (20-79)

are living with diabetes

13 million adults

with diabetes are undiagnosed

1 in 8 live births

are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

Download the regional fact sheet
52m adults have impaired glucose tolerance
54% of diabetes is undiagnosed