Lifesaving Dialysis Treatment for the Poor

07 October, 2015 Guyana, Health
In Guyana, no patient is turned away, even if they cannot afford medical care.

In developing countries, kidney disease often progresses to kidney failure because of late diagnosis. This is a major health issue in many Carribbean countries and adequate medical services to deal with kidney failure are usually not affordable for many. In Guyana, where renal disease and subsequent renal failure is on the rise, the government hospitals do not yet provide full and proper kidney care and dialysis treatment.

IDRF established a project with the Doobay Medical Centre to provide subsidized dialysis services to the poor and help advance visibility on the need for domestic renal services in Guyana. This project ensured the continuity of an essential service that previously was not readily accessible to the entire population due to cost, location and availability. The benefits not only include that of the dialysis service for patients, but the access to education and counselling on living and managing their disease. The reports on the rising numbers accessing the clinic have given the Centre data to provide to its policy makers and bring to light the need for a focus towards Chronic Kidney Disease, while saving lives.

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