About

Diabetics Association of Zimbabwe is a non-profit organization, founded to support and an advocate for all people with diabetes in Zimbabwe.

Our Vision

Promoting Diabetes care and prevention in Zimbabwe.

Our Mission

  • To improve the physical and socio-economic welfare of people living with Diabetes
  • To assist people living with Diabetes to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Create awareness for the prevention, control and management of Type 2 diabetes management.
  • Lobby and advocate for non-discrimination against people living with Diabetes.
  • Support children living with Diabetes and to offer free medication through (The Life for a Child Insulin Program)

Our Values

Diabetics Association of Zimbabwe acts under the following principles:

  • Integrity: Do the right thing
  • Transparency: Share information openly
  • Excellence: Be the best
  • Innovation: Be creative; think differently
  • Partnership: Get more done with others
  • Impact: Make a difference

Strategic Goals

  1. To advocate for compulsory Diabetes testing in all the health institutions and to train all health care providers to be diabetic health educators and to disseminate diabetic awareness in all the provinces in Zimbabwe.
  2. Create and Advocate for the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Stop discrimination against people living with Diabetes.
  4. Create awareness on diabetes.
  5. Provide affordable health provisions for people living with Diabetes.
  6. Promote research into Diabetes.

Priorities

  1. To reinforce the cause for action on Diabetes.
  2. Support and strengthen the Diabetic Association of Zimbabwe provincial, district and rural diabetes health care education centers.
  3. Improve the health outcomes of people with diabetes (secondary prevention)
  4. Prevent country escalation of Type 2 Diabetes.
  5. Champion a country free from discrimination and stigma to people with Diabetes.
  6. Build effective partnerships to maximize the outcomes of the UN Political Declaration on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including Diabetes.
  7. Ensure the effectiveness of DAZ country organization in the implementation of the Life for a Child program.
  8. Build effective partnerships to promote diabetes research into the prevention of diabetes, the complications associated with the disease and deaths due to Diabetes in Zimbabwe.