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Landmark Kidney Transplant Takes Place in Cameroon

Aristide Eric Nono Tomta, Yaoundé General Hospital, Cameroon

On November 10, the first living donor kidney transplant was successfully carried out in Central Africa by a team from the Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, collaborating with health professionals from the University Hospital in Yaoundé and the University of Geneva Hospitals in Switzerland.

Watch a local news report on the event uploaded by a member of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) WhatsApp group here (in French).

Past ISN Fellow Aristide Eric Nono Tomta was a member of the medical team involved in the transplant. Aristide trained in transplantation during his fellowship under mentorship from Professor Farid Haddoum at the CHU Mustapha in Algeria before returning to Yaoundé General Hospital, where he works under Professor Gloria Ashuntantang.

In 2019, the ISN launched a partnership with the Swiss Society of Nephrology and the Cameroon Society of Nephrology (CASONEPH) to establish a joint program between Yaoundé 1 University Hospital and Geneva Universities to support staff training and clinical research trials in Yaoundé.

The ISN warmly congratulates all involved in this achievement.

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