The challenges of chronic kidney disease in Nigeria and the way forward.

  • O Chinonso
  • D Chikeze


Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD), is a worldwidehealth problem with a great burden and high cost of care mostly in developing countries like Nigeria. Chronic kidney disease is increasingworldwide at an annual incidence of 8%1. Amid rapid urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles, increasing rates of communicable diseases, people in Sub-Saharan Africa are becoming vulnerable to kidney disease. The importance of non-communicable diseasesin low income and middle income countries isbecoming increasingly recognized; in 2011 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution acknowledging the impending global burden and threat of non-communicable disease. Little is known about the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in Nigeria.


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