Renal Replacement Therapy Resources in Africa

A Matri, E Elhassan, H Abu-Aisha
2010 Arab Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation  
Africa is the world's second-largest and most-populous continent. It is also the world's poorest inhabited continent. Regarding chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are no reliable statistics in most African countries. However, there is a general impression that it is at least three to four times more frequent than in more developed countries Methods: a survey on renal replacement therapy in Africa was conducted in the context of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) Congress 2007. A
more » ... tionnaire was sent to leading African nephrologists, and data were also collected from the main dialysis supply companies and by personal communication. Data have been obtained from 32 out of 54 countries, representing 89% of the total population.
doi:10.4314/ajnt.v1i1.58814 fatcat:lf6cbxsjgbgrbhi2f7ucns77si