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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:28 - Updated Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:28

Angola has ten health facilities to treat kidney failure

Luanda - At least 1,651patients with kidney disease are receiving treatment in ten public health unities dealing with the disease, said Thursday in Luanda the National Hospitals director, Welema Cipriano .

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Cipriano released the statistics at the first Workshop on Kidney Disease to mark World Kidney Day, on 14.

He announced plan to open dialysis services this year in the provinces of Cabinda (north), Huíla (south),  Moxico (east), Benguela (coast), Cabinda (north) and Luanda.

 According to him, each patient performs three sessions on an average per week in the 10 existing units in Angola.
 
Welema Cipriano said that work is being done to ensure a transplant law to reduce the recurrent costs of dialysis and provide better quality of life for those affected and their families.

He added that chronic and acute kidney disease contribute to significant increase in morbidity and mortality rate, as well as to sector and their families.

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