Overview of Healthcare Needs

Studies have shown that people of African ethnicity are at a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is three to four times more frequent in much of Africa than in developed countries. In Cameroon, CKD disproportionately affects young male adults with other comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Additionally, mortality for CKD patients in Cameroon is excessively high, and a large number of the deaths that occur are potentially preventable. Many patients in Cameroon, especially those living in rural areas, lack access to dialysis clinics, which can lead to a lack of treatments and ultimately death for these patients.


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