Paediatric Nephrology in Africa

AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe highlight the unique facets of paediatric nephrology in Africa in terms of the spectrum of kidney diseases, available diagnostic and treatment modalities, kidney healthcare financing options, paediatric nephrology manpower and the contribution of geography and demographics.Recent FindingsPaediatric acute kidney injury in Africa is now commonly due to sepsis rather than gastroenteritis. Steroid-sensitive form of nephrotic syndrome is far more common than was two decades ago.SummaryThe hot arid climate in North Africa and the tropical climate in most of sub-Saharan Africa, and the high rate of consanguinity, sickle cell disease and HIV drive the spectrum of paediatric kidney diseases in the continent. Kidney diseases are often precipitated by infectious triggers associated with poor living conditions and little access to medical care thus resulting in late presentation and often end-stage kidney disease. Although accessibility to kidney care has improved in the continent due to training opportunities provided by international professional organisations, most children still face significant barriers to kidney care because they live in rural areas, governments spend the least on healthcare and the continent has the least density of healthcare practitioners and nephrology trainees.
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