Kidney Failure: A Chronic Threat On The Rise



Many families have lost their loved ones to kidney related illnesses in recent times because of sheer ignorance and to a greater extent, cost. Ugboja Felix Ojonugwa, writes that in spite of the enormity of sorrow this illness has caused many homes, the government seems to be doing nothing as victims are left to bear the cost all alone  

Before now, little was heard of kidney failure as a major kind of everyday illness but the reverse has become the case in recent times.

The increasing burden of chronic kidney disease (CDK), and end-stage renal disease presents a challenge for both developed and emerging countries like Nigeria.

Renowned Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe, recently joined the long list of Nigerians who have lost the inglorious battle against kidney failure.

Some of the popular victims of chronic kidney disease in Nigeria are broadcaster, Steve Kadiri, former president, late Shehu Musa…

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