From October, 15th 2018 until October, 19th, nephrologist Dr. Kajiru Kilonzo together with dialysis nurse Mrs. Willina Sarina were visiting Ndanda with the aim of initiating Peritoneal Dialysis (PD).
Parallel to intensive training sessions for our doctors and nurses, three patients were initiated with peritoneal dialysis. All treatments were offered free of charge for these patients.
It was the first time that dialysis was performed in the South of Tanzania!
Our very first patient Dominik, now 22 years old, managed to get kidney transplantation at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar Es Salaam in July 2018. Now he is doing fine and he has started vocational training in the taylor´s workshop of Ndanda Abbey.
Meanwhile, peritoneal dialysis is available in our facility for cash patients, the prices are subsidised by the hospital.
So far, 7 patients have been treated with PD (June 2020).