1st Afrika Times International

News

 Breaking News

17,000 Kidney Failure Cases Diagnosed Annually in Nigeria

17,000 Kidney Failure Cases Diagnosed Annually in Nigeria
March 15
04:28 2016

This year’s World Kidney Day, experts have raised alarm over rising incidences of kidney disease among Nigerians, saying, “each year, 17,000 new cases of kidney failure are diagnosed with only 2,000 having access to life saving dialysis.”

*Less than 2,000 have access to dialysis

*Ratio of 1 Nephrologist to 1m persons

High incidence “In Nigeria it is estimated that every year the incidence of kidney disease is 100 per 1,000,000 population.

The number of new cases of kidney failure we see every year in the population of 170 million is 17,000. If you put all the patients on dialysis across the nation, they are less than 2,000, if 2,000 people are only on dialysis and 17,000 need it and when you don’t get it you will die. You can imagine the number of people dying because they don’t have access to dialysis

.kidney

 

” The Consultant Nephrologist, who is also the Clinical Director, St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, lamented that despite the huge number of Nigerians with kidney disorders, the country is faced with dearth of kidney disease experts.

“In Nigeria, the ratio of Nephrologists to patients is 1 to 1, 000,000.” He urged the Federal government to emulate the US government that spends about $30 billion dollars every year to look after patients with kidney failure, while calling for prioritisation of treatment of kidney disorders by extending the period of dialysis under the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, from six sessions (two weeks) to 36 sessions (three months). With the theme, “Act

Early to Prevent It” Bamgboye said the focus on this year’s World Kidney Day is early detection in school children that also develop high blood pressure. About 600 children are being screened for hypertension, diabetes, protein in urine, height and weight as well as genotype as studies show that Sickle Cell Disorder can lead to kidney problems.

 

About Author

Jide Adesina

Jide Adesina

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Search This Site

The Tourist

Join Us on Facebook

Recent Posts

Nigeria Ruled by Incompetent ‘Saints…Governance by Propaganda and Lies has been Institutionalized by ‘Saints’
Nigeria Ruled by Incompetent ‘Saints…Governance by Propaganda and Lies has been Institutionalized by ‘Saints’

I am a terminal optimist; ‘a believer’ in Nigeria’s future greatness, that is why three years ago, I would not

Read more

 
CCT to resume Onnoghen’s trial February 4
CCT to resume Onnoghen’s trial February 4

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed February 4 for the resumption of hearing in the charges filed against the

Read more

 
Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Stella McCartney Wedding Dress En Route to Her Reception
Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Stella McCartney Wedding Dress En Route to Her Reception

Meghan Markle debuted the dress earlier today when she arrived at St. George’s Chapel for her wedding ceremony to Prince

Read more

 

1st Afrika Times TV

WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com