The IDF Africa Region (AFR) includes 49 diverse sub-Saharan countries and territories and currently represents 34 diabetes organisations in 29 countries.

According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, an estimated 15.5 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the IDF Africa Region in 2017, representing a regional prevalence of 3.3%. The highest prevalence of diabetes in the Region is found in adults aged 55 to 64. The region has the highest proportion of undiagnosed diabetes, with over two-thirds (69.2%) of adults currently living with diabetes unaware of their condition. More than half (55.3%) of adults living with diabetes in the Africa Region live in urban areas.

The elected IDF Representatives for the Africa Region for 2018-19 are:

Dr. Naby Balde, Guinea
Chair Elect:
Mr. John Mangwiro, Zimbabwe

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