Ethiopian Diabetes Association – taking on diabetes against all odds

The Ethiopian Diabetes Association (EDA) was established in January 1984 in response to the growing problem of diabetes in the country. The role of the Ethiopian Medical Association in the establishment of the EDA has been fundamental. While the EDA is a legally registered charitable organization, which strives to improve the lives of people living with diabetes, its patron is the Ministry of Health. Indeed, it is the only organization that works to improve the lives of people with diabetes in Ethiopia – the second most populated country in Africa, with more than 92 million inhabitants.