KidneySolutions, Lagos becomes a member of the United States Centers for Disease Control "Making Dialysis Safer Coalition"
The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a partnership of healthcare-related organizations, patient advocacy organizations, industry partners, and other public health partners that span the dialysis spectrum.
The Coalition aims to prevent bloodstream infections (BSIs) in hemodialysis patients, and increase the use and visibility of CDC evidence based practices.
KidneySolutions, Lagos was recommended by the Socrates Nomination Committee (Oxford, UK) as a regional healthcare leader for a 2016 Rose of Paracelsus Award of the European Medical Association.
Such a recommendation for the quality and standard of work we do with patients with kidney disease from among several centers in the region is great honor and should give patients and their families confidence in our services.
Congratulations to the staff of KidneySolutions for getting such a recommendation.
Final award recipients will be announced at an event at the European Awards Night in Cannes, France, October 7-8, 2016
To see a copy of the recognition letter visit this link-https://1drv.ms/b/s!AJXT_x12y13Fhg8
To learn more about the Socrates Committee visit-http://awards.ebaoxford.co.uk/…/about-eba/socrates-committee
To learn more about the Rose of Paracelsus Award of the European Medical Association visit- http://emanet.org/rose-of-paracelsus/
KidneySolutions Lagos was nominated for the second year in a row for the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence (NHE), Dialysis Service Provider of the year Award. KidneySolutions was nominated in 2015 and 2016 for this award which represents a recognition of efforts in the provision of high quality care for patients with kidney disease.
An announcement of the nominations was made today in a press release in This Day Newspapers here- http://www.thisdaylive.com/…/thisday-1258-others-nominated…/.
A formal award ceremony will take place at the New Convention Center Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday June 24th 2016.
For more information about the Nigerian Health Excellence Awards, visithttp://nigeriahealthcareawards.com
(Lagos, Sokoto, Nigeria. Feb 2016):
Dr Anekwe, Medical director of KidneySolutions Lagos will be delivering the guest lecture at the 2016 Annual general conference and scientific meeting of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology holding in Sokoto from the 14th to the 18th of Feb 2016. He will be presenting on interventional nephrology in patients with kidney disease.
(ABUJA, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, NIGERIA OCTOBER, 16th, 2015): KidneySolutions kidney disease and dialysis center Lagos had the 1st of its growing dialysis population of patients undergo a very successful live donor kidney transplantation today at the Garki Hospital Abuja.
"In a country as populous as Nigeria and with probably several hundred transplant procedures performed outside the country every year, there has been a dire need for capacity building to offer such services in Nigeria. There are already a large number of well trained Nigerian healthcare professionals trained in the best institutions in the world making efforts to be part of the healthcare revolution back home and this among other efforts sends home the point that where the right support and resources are applied, excellent medical care and outcomes can be achieved. Today marks the first of hopefully many other patients who will elect to have kidney transplantation surgery in Nigeria instead of having to go abroad" says Dr Anekwe.
While early efforts at prevention, early detection and active involvement of kidney specialists in the care of patients with kidney disease has an important role to play in reducing the physical and socioeconomic impact of such an emotionally devastating and expensive condition like kidney failure, there need to be the infrastructure and resource commitment in the country to cater for those patients who inexorably progress to end stage kidney failure despite best efforts or due to late detection. The identification and establishment of key centers for kidney transplantation across the country is key to capacity building and is sorely needed.
Experts from around the world and from within Nigeria were present for the procedure. The lead surgeon was Professor Nadey Hakim, a world renowned transplant and bariatric surgeon and former president of the International college of surgeons supported by Dr Miner, the chief Medical director of Garki Hospital, Dr Egbuna- a Harvard trained transplant nephrologist and Assistant Clinical professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, urologists, nephrologists, general surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses and technicians. All team members worked flawlessly on both the living kidney donor and the recipient to result in a successful and hitch free procedure.
July 2015:Professor Emeritus and former head of the division of nephrology at the University of Lagos, Professor C. Odutola joins as advisor to KidneySolutions in efforts to provide even higher quality kidney disease care to patients. Dr Egbuna, an Assistant clinical professor of Medicine at the University of California in the United States and a pro bono advisor to KidneySolutions standing to the right side of professor Odutola also visited us while visiting his family and provided input as well to ensure we are always doing the right thing for patients
May 2015: KidneySolutions was nominated for the 2015 Nigerian Healthcare Excellence (NHE), Dialysis Service Provider of the year Award. This nomination is the first of its kind in the history of the program and a recognition of efforts in the care of patients with kidney disease.
The award ceremony will take place at the New Convention Center Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday June 26th 2015 by 4 pm.
For more information about the Nigerian Health Excellence Awards, visit http://nigeriahealthcareawards.com