Sudan Dialysis Centres: 8,000 Kidney Patients At Risk

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Dialysis Centres: The conflict in Sudan is forcing people with kidney failure to leave the capital Khartoum. Renal disease constitutes an important health problem in Sudan, where treatment is limited and expensive. According to the International Society of Nephrology, an estimated 8,000 people in Sudan depend on dialysis to live.

KHARTOUM AUGUST 18: The conflict in Sudan is forcing people with kidney failure to leave the capital Khartoum and seek treatment in neighbouring states. It’s putting pressure on dialysis centres and other healthcare facilities already struggling with shortages.

The Sudanese doctors’ syndicate warns at least 8,000 dialysis patients are at risk of dying.

Kidney dialysis patients are dying, and dead bodies have been left to decompose in a morgue and in city streets as Sudan’s war rages on, despite efforts by volunteers and aid workers to keep critical healthcare running.

– “Once the war broke out, RSF forces stationed their vehicles in front of the hospital and its soldiers entered the building, which made the facility unsafe for patients,” Dr. Mohammed Wahbi said.

– “Many stayed away, except those who were desperate for dialysis treatment.”

Renal disease constitutes an important health problem in Sudan, where treatment is limited and expensive. According to the International Society of Nephrology, an estimated 8,000 people in Sudan depend on dialysis to live.

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