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‘Senegal Will Soon be Performing Kidney Transplants Itself’ – Health Minister Discloses

To overcome kidney disease, Senegal announces that it will soon perform transplants. According to the Minister of Health and Social Action, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, dialysis is not a long-term solution against this disease.

The law for kidney transplantation already passed

On the occasion of the visit to Senegal of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, the Minister informed about the progress of the country in this regard. “Senegal has already passed the law in this area. There are just regulatory adjustments to put in place the device that will allow Senegal to start performing kidney transplants. ”

In order to prepare the country for this measure, the Minister confides that dialysis centers are being installed. Thus, he continues, specialists will be “immediately operational” as soon as the equipment will be available and the constructions completed.

WHO to approve Senegal’s health financing plan

During the press conference, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, welcomed the public-private partnership for improving people’s health.


“We had the opportunity to learn from these models, from these experiences to offer them to other countries, and I asked my colleagues to make an analytical documentation of this experience of Senegal. We are going to start on the commitment of the government which launched and approved the plan of financing for the health so that Senegal manages to allocate more resources to improve the health of the populations “.

In addition, WHO, in partnership with Senegal, will strengthen the country’s achievements to focus on priority areas such as noncommunicable diseases.

“WHO will spare no effort to support Senegal in its quest for better health for all its population.”

To achieve this, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti promises to strengthen human resources at the office of the organization in Senegal.

Present at this press conference, a member of the ministerial delegation welcomed this remarkable step “Senegal enters the big leagues. Our people will no longer need to travel to Europe or other parts of the world for treatment, ” he told Afrikmag. He added “If we want to be emergent, the health of our fellow citizens must be one of our highest priorities.”


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