Fifty years of dialysis in Africa: challenges and progress.

  title={Fifty years of dialysis in Africa: challenges and progress.},
  author={Rashad S. Barsoum and Soha S. Khalil and Fatiu Abiola Arogundade},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={65 3},
This review addresses the development of dialysis services in Africa in the face of past and contemporary challenges. Maintenance dialysis treatment programs developed in 29 countries over the past 50 years, usually many years after their independence and the end of subsequent territorial and civil wars. Eight countries had the resources to launch national dialysis programs, conventionally defined as those accommodating at least 100 patients per million population. Additionally, based on… CONTINUE READING
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