On occasion of World Kidney Day 2021, community screening for renal disease was provided at our facility on 20th of March. Advertising had been done on the previous day in all villages around Ndanda with posters and through loudspeakers.
The screening was offered free of charge to all citizens above 18 years. BP, body weight and height were recorded. All clients received investigations for urine chemistry and blood glucose.
Screening started at 8 a.m. up to 2 p.m. with 17 of our staff as planned. 189 patients reported for screening, 73 male and 116 female.
54 patients (29%) were found to have hypertension, 13 patients (7%) had proteinuria as a sign of kidney impairment, 10 patients (5%) had diabetes mellitus and 34 patients had signs of urinary tract infection.
All patients with abnormal findings were counselled for further investigations and treatment.
The results confirm that there is a high prevalence of hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes mellitus in the population around our facility.