Chronic kidney disease: Burden, determinants and prevention

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Chronic kidney disease: Burden, determinants and prevention

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Date & Time : March 27, 2024 – 03 pm to 04 pm
Venue : Zoom Online (Register now)


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), has emerged as one of the most prominent causes of death and suffering in the 21st century. It is a progressive condition that affects 13.4% of the general population, accounting for over 800 million individuals worldwide with between 4.90 and 7.08 million patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) needing kidney replacement therapy. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked CKD as the 10th leading cause of death and is expected to become the fifth leading cause of life lost by 2040. This disease affects individuals from low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) disproportionately, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.  A study reported a CKD age-standardized prevalence of 8.6% and 9.6% in men and women, respectively, in high-income countries, and 10.6% and 12.5% in men and women, respectively, in low- and middle-income countries. The results of a meta-analysis from 21 studies, showed that the prevalence of CKD in LMIC was 13.9%, and another study showed that Central Africa (16%), and West Africa (16.5%) had the highest prevalence’s in Africa. The burden of kidney disease in Africa is substantial, growing, and driven by complex and multifaceted interactions between communicable and noncommunicable diseases, shaped by upstream environmental, genetic factors, and socioeconomic disparities such as poverty, malnutrition, and limited access to healthcare. In addition, the magnitude of the attention attributed to CKDs in Africa is relatively low in view of the scope of the problem it represents. There have been few concerted efforts across Africa to produce accurate estimates that might sufficiently guide health care planning and policy development to address the effects of CKDs, despite mounting evidence of an increasing incidence of the disease. The prevention, detection, risk factors mitigation and management of kidney disease should be enhanced to reduce the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure resulting from treatment of kidney disease. A comprehensive, informed approach that considers all these factors is therefore necessary. This podcast will thus aim to throw more light on the actual situation of CKD in Africa, analyzing the different factors contributing to its propagation and proposing possible solutions to reduce its burden in Africa.


  1. Enhance general knowledge on the onset of CKD
  2. Describe the Burden of CKD in Africa (Socio economic and health related)
  3. Describe the determinants and existing prevention strategies to combat CKD in Africa
  4. Discuss on the challenges in accessing CKD care in Africa
  5. Explore health policies in place to tackle CKD in Africa
  6. Propose some possible milestones in attaining a better CKD management in Africa

Expected results.

We are expecting to share information on the actual state of CKD in Africa with a target audience of 10,000 people. In addition, this podcast is expected to increase the visibility of the institute, enable discussions with enthusiasts in the domain and create leadership in the field of kidney diseases management.

Target Audience

This podcast is intended for everybody in all domains who wish to know more about the actual situation of kidney disease in Africa.


This podcast will be recorded in partnership with the communication department (graphics unit) of the foundation who will decide on the appropriate platform for the podcast.

Proposed speakers

1) Dr Gobina Ronald,
Nephrologist, Director of Health Division, Nkafu Policy Institute, Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation.

2) Dr Tataw James
Consultant Nephrologist, Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve

3) Dr Maji Joseph Usman, MWACP
Internal medicine Nephrologist, Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nigeria

4) Dr. Nzana Victorine
Nephrologist, Yaounde Central Hospital

5) Dr Nolubabalo Unati Nqebelele
Consultant Nephrologist, South Africa


Mrs. Ngwang Diana Joyce
Health Journalist and host of Health Update, Vision 4 TV

The event is finished.


Mar 27 2024


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Zoom Online
Nkafu Policy Institute


Nkafu Policy Institute
+237 654 86 72 54
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