Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr Olajide IDRIS has raised an alarm that over 3 million people are at risk of contracting kidney disease in the world today. He said that the disease is caused by indulgence in harmful foods and unhealthy lifestyle.
This was disclosed at the inauguration of Sword of Victory Foundation held at Navy Town Business Area in Lagos. He continued that the disease is only treated by dialysis and transplant, but can easily be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
The kidney foundation was inaugurated to raise awareness on the importance of the kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and the impact of kidney disease and associated problems.
In his remark,founder of the initiative, Pastor Ikechi Amaechi, said it was borne out of the need to put an end to Nigerians travelling abroad for kidney disease and related cases.