Minister raises alarm on renal disease

Sethomo Lelatisitswe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Sethomo Lelatisitswe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Assistant Minister of Health, Sethomo Lelatisitswe says chronic kidney diseases can be treated if detected early.

Speaking at the commemoration of World Kidney Day in Gaborone recently, Lelatisitswe said the theme for this year calls for people to be aware of their kidney health and always seek appropriate health information about their kidneys.

This is because if detected early, chronic kidney diseases can be treated, thereby reducing complications and the growing burden of deaths and disabilities from chronic renal and cardiovascular disease, he said. He indicated that globally, eight to 10% of the adult population has some form of kidney damage. The minister further said, as a result, millions of people die prematurely of complications related to chronic kidney diseases every year.

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