Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

ISSN: 2161-0959

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Taslim BB

College of Medicine,
Idi-Araba, Lagos

  • Research Article
    Identifying the Barriers to Achieving Sustainable Dialysis Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Nigeria as a Reference Point
    Author(s): Taslim BBTaslim BB

    About 1.9 million people worldwide have end-stage renal disease, a stage of chronic kidney disease where affected individuals require long-term renal replacement therapy of which 75% are on maintenance hemodialysis. Africa has the lowest dialysis uptake rates in the world despite chronic kidney disease being three to four times more common in Africa than it is in the developed world. Several factors are responsible for this low rate of dialysis uptake in sub-Saharan Africa. These include inadequacy of dialysis infrastructure, lack of reimbursements or government subsidies for dialysis and severe shortage of trained nephrology personnel. In addition, there is no regulation governing dialysis practice in most countries in the region, and no renal data on basis of which plans to tackle these issues can be developed. Increased financial commitments on the part.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959.1000186

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