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Diabetes and the eye

Diabetic retinopathy   In 2015, diabetic retinopathy was the leading cause of vision loss in the world, and 1 in 3 persons with diabetes had one or more signs of diabetes retinopathy. In these people with diabetic retinopathy, one third of them had vision threatening diabetic retinopathy. With the prevalence […]


The upcoming diabetes summer camp: THE FUTURE IS MINE

  Rwanda Diabetes Association (RDA) is organizing its seventh youth diabetes summer camp this July 2019. In collaboration with its partners, RDA has been running these camps every year for the past six years. Children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes need close attention and require multiple interventions throughout […]

Support our Crowdfunding campaign to build a new Diabetes Education Centre

Between 2011 and 2016, our Diabetes Education Centre in Mwulire successfully taught 160 vulnerable young diabetics how to manage their diabetes and how to make a living from various vocational skills such as hairdressing, sewing, baking and agriculture. Many graduates were able to make some money and improved their diabetes […]

Summer Camp 24-30 July 2016-DIABETES YOUNG LEADERS

Our 4th annual summer camps for young diabetics is cumming up. Do you want to participate, support? email For more information about the program click here

NCD Screenings in Kigali

This week the RDA, in partnership with other international and local organizations, is hosting free NCD screenings in the Car-Free Zone in Kigali’s City Centre. You can come get your blood glucose, blood pressure and vision tested everyday from 10AM – 7PM. Muze mwese twipimishe dufatanye kurwanya no kwirinda Diyabete!


This month RDA Director, Crispin Gishoma, was featured on the Montreal-based radio station CKUT 90.3FM’s show Health on Earth. On this show, Crispin shares his thoughts on diabetes in Rwanda. You’ll also hear from members of the RDA’s partner organization RIIO. To listen to the episode, click HERE.

An exciting and easy organization logo development competition

The East African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliances (EANCDA) is an umbrella union of national Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) Alliances from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. These are united by the goal of working towards the prevention and control of NCDs in the region. The country alliances are in turn unions […]

RDA 2016 Calendar

RDA welcomes you to it’s activities, for more details click here


RDA joins the campaign to encourage sports in Rwanda during the Olympic Day

On 23rd June, Rwanda Diabetes Association joined Rwanda Olympic Commitee on the Olympic day 2012 at Petit Stade Kigali. Many activities were organised during this event including a walk in Kigali, aerobics and a race for kids. Rwanda Diabetes Association  assisted the Rwanda Olympic Committee with preparation. ARD staff provided a free screening and education to the […]