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Scarsity of resources can be difficult to image: it encompasses the adaptation of clinical guidelines, palliative care instead of treatment, and clinicians accepting that they can’t help everyone, but need to choose who to save and who to palliate.
Khalida Soki is a consultant physician and kidney specialist working in Nairobi. She moved back to Kenya in 2018. She participated in over 20 kidney transplants in Nairobi, successfully run a large hemodialysis unit, grown a clinic for kidney disease and helped write the COVID19 guidelines for the Ministry of Health in Kenya. She is also the organizing secretary for the young nephrologists committee at the African association of Nephrology and an honorary lecturer for the East African Kidney Institute.
In this discussion, she explains:
- how did her transition from NHS to Kenya look like,
- how do clinicians operate on a daily basis with lack of resources,
- how they innovate because they have to,
- how is technology helping educate patients and improve access through telemedicine.
Read the report and health tech innovation in Africa: https://fodh.substack.com/p/jedsy-ilara-nigeria-digital-health
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