Tucked away in a sprawling suburb of Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State in Nigeria, the staff of KidneySolutions® work tirelessly to bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians with all forms of kidney disease, many of whom suffer from end-stage kidney failure and who require life-sustaining dialysis treatments. KidneySolutions® represents part of a growing trend of foreign-trained Nigerian medical specialists who have taken decisive steps to bring their knowledge and expertise back to their home country.
The scarcity of doctors with specialist training in Nigeria remains a vexing topical issue. Currently there are not enough nephrologists in Nigeria to provide specialized kidney care and dialysis to people who need them. We recently met with Dr. Emmanuel Anekwe, a US-trained interventional nephrologist and one of KidneySolutions® ’ proprietors. He was very glad to share some of his experiences with HealthBlog Nigeria in a brief interview.