Diabetes Association of Zambia


Organizational Information

PO Box 109X
10101 Lusaka
Tel +260-211-253825


Membership Information

Founded in 1989

1500 Members in 2014



Member of IDF since 1991



The Diabetes Association of Zambia (DAZ) is a membership based organization formed in September 1989 by a group of physicians and other interested people with the late Mama Betty Kaunda as the first patron. The Association is aimed at furthering the general interest of diabetic patients in Zambia.

The Association is open to diabetic patients, medical practitioners and other interested members of the public. It is currently in nine branches across Zambia with a membership of close to 1,500. The Association has a ten member executive committee chaired by Dr. Susan Zimba-Tembo. 

Main Focus

  • To sensitize the general public of the problems facing persons with diabetes mellitus in Zambia.



  • Develop educational activities aimed at giving health workers and persons with diabetes mellitus an understanding of the condition.
  • Promote among medical personnel and others the free exchange of knowledge about diabetes mellitus in order to improve standards of treatment of diabetes mellitus in the country.
  • Disseminate current and accurate information on diabetes mellitus.
  • Educate the public on the importance of early recognition of diabetes mellitus.
  • Promote and assist in research related to diabetes mellitus by individuals, Hospitals, Clinics, Universities and other research institutions and organizations.
  • Promote activities and services that will enhance the welfare of persons having diabetes mellitus.
  • To train health workers in the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • The president shall advocate to Government and other stakeholders on policy involving diabetes care.
  • Read the activities organized for World Diabetes Day



Young Leaders in Diabetes

Dorcus and Florence represents the Diabetes Association of Zambia in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here



Publications & Newsletters

Download their latest annual report (2013)


Message from the President

Dr Susan Zimba-Tembo 



Zambia country information


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