Overview of Healthcare Needs
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is progressively increasing in Pakistan due to variety of factors including a lack of health education and primary healthcare, inadequate government funding and an increase in prevalence of risk factors for CKD such as diabetes and hypertension. It is estimated that th annual incidences of new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is greater than 100 per million population in Pakistan. Many regions in Pakistan, especially more rural areas, do not have available dialysis clinics, which can lead to lack of treatment and ultimately death for many patients.
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