Late screening, poor facilities spur kidney diseases – Association

Kidney disease is on the rise in Botswana PIC: WWW.BUAHMERAHMIX.PH
Kidney disease is on the rise in Botswana PIC: WWW.BUAHMERAHMIX.PH

The Botswana Kidney Society has raised concerned about the rise of chronic kidney diseases in the country, a trend members say is worsened by the limited capacity of the health system.

The society’s concerns come after Parliament learnt last week that there are currently 351 patients on kidney dialysis throughout the country, with a total of 10 transplants done since 2011, all of them outside Botswana.

Society founder, Kitso Otlogetswe, who is a kidney patient, decried inadequate expertise as well as facilities to treat renal failure. He added that in most cases, kidney diseases are diagnosed at an acute stage owing to poor screening services.

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