Principal Director for Prevention Services in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Gibson Mhlanga has revealed that the government is facing a critical shortage of kidney treatment specialists. Dr Mhlanga told delegates at Mpilo Hospital,
Now, this is what the government of Zimbabwe needs to do. There is need to improve on public awareness of this condition through the use of various media organisations to disseminate information. There is need to train kidney specialists and transplant surgeons.
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Transplant surgeons working together with kidney specialists can facilitate kidney transplant in the country and drastically cut the costs being suffered by patients when they go to countries like India. The ministry of health through NCD department will formulate plans to develop programmes related to screening, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.