2. Tanzania: Muhimbili National Hospital for Kidney, Ear Remedy
The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) plans to carry out kidney transplant and cochlear implant either in December or early in January next year to reduce the costs and the number of patients seeking the services outside the country.
kidney failure receives a new kidney, which takes over the work of absorbing minerals and filtering blood and producing urine. “We have decided to have this service in place between December and January 2017. Again experts will be sent to India next month for related training. By the time they are back, we will have made the necessary changes at the theatres and intensive care units to accommodate the patients,” he reported. The MNH head said bringing the much needed service in the country will reduce the costs of receiving the treatment abroad by 40 per cent and ensure that more people access the services than it would otherwise have been if they were to get it outside the country. He said bringing health services that were initially sought outside the country is one of the agendas of the government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elders and Children, citing examples of the Jakaya Kikwete Heart Institute and Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI).