Cost of kidney dialysis poses ethical dilemma in sub-Saharan Africa

Reuters, 9 March 2017
Author: Ronnie Cohen
“Up to one-fourth of adults in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from chronic kidney disease and only a small fraction ever reach a dialysis treatment center, a new study finds. Of those who did begin dialysis, most quit, usually within two weeks, because they could not afford to continue, and 88 percent died, the research found. Quitting dialysis almost always proved fatal.”
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