By: Muktar Yahaya Shehu
The National president of Nigerian Association of Nephrology Dr. Adanze O. Asinnobi says there is need to tackle the issue of kidney failure in the country, saying that over 20 million Nigerians are suffering kidney injury.
Dr. Adanze stated this during the press conference on the 35th scientific Conference and Annual General meeting of the association held in Kano.
She said the theme of the conference is “use of continues Renal Replacement therapies in developing countries, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin, pregnancy -Related Acute kidney injury (PRAKI)” which focused on one of the major challenges facing Nephrologist in Nigeria.
According to her, the conference also pays attention on special issues concerning the management of acute kidney.
“Chronic kidney disease can be complications, can arise from that acute kidney injury and also handling a special problems that pregnant women face” she added.
The president further said about 20 million Nigerians suffering from kidney disease.
“We are working hard as an association towards getting an authentic data concerning the magnitude of the problem in the country. “What we have now is data base on the work in teaching hospitals which indicate that 10 percent of medical admissions are due to chronic kidney disease i.e 20 million Nigerians base on the population is about 200 million people. So about 20 million Nigerians suffering from kidney disease” said Dr. Adanze.
In his remarks, chairman local organizing committee Professor Aliyu Abdu said the themes of the conference were carefully chosen to allow for in-depth discussions and deliberations in line with the urgent need to improve the diagnosis and management of Acute kidney in the country so as to improve the outcome.
Members of the association from all over the country attended the conference which starts from 11th to and end 14th January 2023.