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Overview of Healthcare Needs

The Kenyan ministry of health estimates that one million Kenyans suffers from kidney-related diseases, while the World Health Organization estimates that one in every five men and one in every four women in Kenya between the ages of 65 and 74 have chronic kidney disease. Although most level five hospitals in Kenya have the ability to perform renal replacement therapy, there are only a handful of nephrologists who practice in the country. Many regions in Kenya, especially more rural areas, do not have available dialysis clinics, which can lead to lack of treatment and ultimately death for many patients.

Sources: cog.go.ke

For additional information and details on Bridge of Life’s work in Kenya, please contact info@bolteam.org

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