Burden, access, and disparities in kidney disease


Deidra C Crews, Aminu K Bello, Gamal Saadi

Kidney disease is a global public health problem, affecting over 750 million persons worldwide. In many settings, rates of kidney disease and the provision of its care are defined by socio-economic, cultural, and political factors leading to significant disparities. World Kidney Day 2019 offers an opportunity to raise awareness of kidney disease and highlight disparities in its burden and current state of global capacity for prevention and management.


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