The U.S.-based National Health Institute (NHI) on Wednesday said it would conduct a study on kidney diseases in Hadejia local government area of Jigawa.
Speaking when a team of medical experts paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar, at his palace, the NHI representative, Dr Akinlolu Ojo, said the research would identify type of kidney diseases, causes and ways of prevention.
He said that the study would guide the institute in its plans to come up with a comprehensive intervention programme.
“We will carry forward research on kidney failure in Hadejia; this is sequel to a complaint to the institute by a native of the area on the high prevalence of the disease. The institute will develop an intervention project to address kidney problem in the area,” he said.
According to him, the exercise will be conducted in collaboration with the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano.
Ojo solicited the support of the emirate council to facilitate smooth conduct of the exercise.
Also speaking, Dr Aliyu Abdu, the Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine in AKTH, said the hospital would collaborate with the US institute to enhance treatment of the disease.
Responding, Abubakar commended the institute on its concern to the plight of the people in Nigeria.
Represented by Alhaji Kaila Umar, the emir promised to cooperate with the institute to facilitate successful conduct of the research.