MTRH Commemorates World Kidney Day

Today Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Kidney Day 2023- Kidney Health for All.

The theme this year is: ‘preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!’

There are more than 850 million people worldwide suffering from kidney diseases, majority of who lack ability to access proper diagnostic services, treatments and this care is greatly affected.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, chronic lung diseases, and chronic kidney diseases (CKD), are known to be the leading causes of death and disabilities worldwide, significantly so in low- and middle-income countries.

In the event of emergencies, this cohort of the community is among the most vulnerable in the population due to their ongoing requirements for consistently coordinated care, which is often lifelong, and involving complex ongoing treatment.

The COVID-19 pandemic further aggravated challenges faced by health care systems in providing essential health services to patients with NCDs.

With no actual cure or treatment to prevent progression of CKD, the under-detected and unhindered progression of CKD to kidney failure will most certainly increase the global need for life-saving costly treatments of dialysis and transplantation.

There is, therefore, need to adopt integrated health strategies that prioritize(s) prevention, early detection, and management of NCDs, including kidney disease.

Nephrology Department at MTRH conducted free screening for Chronic Kidney Disease at Memorial Grounds as part of the activities lined up for the day.

MTRH offers hemodialysis; both adult and pediatric, and also conduct Kidney Transplants as part of management of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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