How to tackle the avalanche of chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa: the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an example.

@article{Krzesinski2007HowTT,
  title={How to tackle the avalanche of chronic kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa: the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an example.},
  author={J M Krzesinski and Kiswaya Ernest Sumaili and Eric Cohen},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={332-5}
}
In developing countries chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem. In most of sub-Saharan Africa, the vast majority of patients with CKD die because of lack of treatment. Renal replacement therapy is expensive, which makes it unaffordable to the residents of low-income regions. A solution to this problem may lie in preventive interventions. This editorial will focus on the reasons and some ways to reach such objectives.