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SRC Program level C : Nigeria - United Kingdom 3

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EC Institute: Renal Unit, Department of internal Medicine University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH)

EC Liaison officer: Pedro Emem-Chioma

SC Institute: Salford Royal Hospital, Salford Manchester

SC Liaison Officer: Ibiwari Erekosima


Name of SRC Pair: Nigeria - UK 

SRC Level: C


Learning Objectives: 

The renal unit was created in 1992, following the appointment of the first lecturer in renal medicine by the affiliate University of Port Harcourt . The state of renal service today is:

  • Provision of PD for adults is poor therefore the modality of choice is HD which severely restricted program expansion to meet needs
  • The mean age for patients with ESRF requiring haemodialysis is early 40s
  • Only 3-5% of all patients with ESRD get some form of HD treatment HAEMODIALYSIS SERVICE (2015)
  • Number of functional haemodialysis stations – 4Average no of HD per week 0.18 Averager duration of patients on HD 4 months, Case Fatality within 6 months of 90%, Therefore the principal areas that need support
    1. Acute PD service provision : Through the ISN fellow program, doctors will offered the opportunity of hands on training and acquisition of skills to set up a PD program to manage AKI. Salford Royal Hospital has the largest PD program in the North West of England (115 patients) with 4 edacades of experience.
    2. Interventional Nephrology: Insertion of permanent HD CVC, Renal Biopsy, Insertion of PD cannula
    3. Support continuous medical education including via fellowships, exchange programmes, web cas. 



The proposed measures are the development of PD program through capacity building by training ISN fellows and nurses.
Organising CME through the ISN Educational Ambassador program AKI preventive initiative : As acute kidney injury contributes to high mortality and emerging evidence suggests can be prevented by better recognition and basic medical care. Studies by Emem-Chioma et 2012 suggest a mortality of 43.5%


Additional Info

  • Year: 2017
  • Status: In progress
  • Partners: ISN only
  • SRC Level: C
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Topics: CKD
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