Namibia is one of the 32 countries of the IDF AFR region.

387 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 22 million people in the AFR Region; by 2035 this figure will almost double.

There were 66,000 cases of diabetes in Namibia in 2014.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Namibia - 2014

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)


Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes



Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)



Cost per person with diabetes (USD)



Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s)


Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 30.3

Namibia vs world prevalence of diabetes

The figure describes which age groups in the population have the highest proportions of diabetes. The dotted line is the distribution of diabetes prevalence by age for the world; the black line is the distribution for the region; and the country distribution is plotted in the red line. Many middle- and low-income countries have more people under the age of 60 with diabetes compared to the world average. Meanwhile, for high-income countries, a growing population over the age of 60 makes up the largest proportion of diabetes prevalence.

More information on Namibia is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Namibia

IDF has one Member Association in the country.

Diabetes Association of Namibia is a member of IDF since 2009.