Reducing burden of chronic kidney diseases

Fri Mar 20th, 2020 - Lagos

To mark the World Kidney Day (WKD), medical experts have harped on the need to intensify awareness to reduce the burden of the disease.They said WKD continues to raise awareness of the increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and to strive for kidney health for everyone, everywhere.

However, the 2020 campaign highlights the importance of preventive interventions to avert the onset and progression of kidney disease.Speaking at an event organised by Kidney Foundation for Africa to mark the day, First Lady, Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said kidney disease has been identified as a major killer of human beings, stating that the government would intensify awareness on the devastating effect of kidney disease.

According to her, hospital-based findings revealed that about 13 per cent of Nigeria’s population suffered from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which could lead to kidney failure and result in death.

According to her, this percentage does not include patients who lack access to hospital care.Sanwo-Olu said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that about two million people in Lagos State are suffering from CKD.




source: Guardian