20m Nigerians have kidney diseases – Nephrologists

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The Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) says 20 million Nigerians have kidney diseases, just it canvasses early detection of the diseases. The President of the association, Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi, disclosed on Monday at a news conference heralding the association’s 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference, in Ibadan. According to her, the theme of the AGM, ‘Kidney and Demographics,’ is to sensitise the public on primary prevention, owing to the high cost of treating the disease. She noted that there were multiple factors causing kidney diseases, apart from genetics, adding that the nation’s health insurance needed to be reviewed to cater for people with the disease.

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