Breaking the bottle neck to enhance pediatrics renal transplantation at Soba university hospital: Role of a non-governmental organization

  • Ihab B. Abdalrahman Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Soba University Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Shaima N. Elgenaid | shema2690@gmail.com Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Rashid Ellidir Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Soba University Hospital, Elnelien University, Sudan.
  • Asma Nizar Mohammed Osman Abdallah Soba Center for Audit and Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Safa Ahmed Hassan Hamid Soba Center for Audit and Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Shahd H. A. Elwidaa Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • El-Tigani M. A. Ali Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Soba University Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.

Abstract

High cost and limited resources of pediatrics renal transplant in low-resource countries limits the number of transplants. However, the collaboration between government and community sector provided high quality care for these patients. Here we highlight the impact of a non-governmental organization in facilitating pediatrics renal transplant. Data was collected from files of all pediatric patients withend stage renal disease who received renal transplant between January 2010 and December 2017 at Soba University Hospital (77 patients). The 8-year period was divided into 16 intervals of 6 months each. The number of patients who received renal transplant ranged from 1 to 12 patients in each interval. There was a rise in 2017 when 21 (28.7%) patients received kidney transplant. In the last 6 months in 2017 there was a significant reduction in duration of hospital stay compared to the rest of the period; it dropped from 16.36 to 9.92 days (P=0.003). Partnership between governmental and non-governmental sectors is a good strategy in low resource area to bridge some of the gaps of healthcare delivery system.

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2019-10-28
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Keywords:
Non-governmental organization, Pediatrics, Renal transplantation, Low-resource, Sadagaat Charity Organization
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Abdalrahman, I. B., Elgenaid, S. N., Ellidir, R., Abdallah, A. N. M. O., Hamid, S. A. H., Elwidaa, S. H. A., & Ali, E.-T. M. A. (2019). Breaking the bottle neck to enhance pediatrics renal transplantation at Soba university hospital: Role of a non-governmental organization. Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/hls.2019.7930