Nigerian kidney transplant starts in Niger

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Central Nigerian Ibrahim Babangida Specialist Hospital, Minna will soon start kidney transplant, officials say.

The Niger State hospital already has all the equipment and manpower needed for the start of the transplants, Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of health and Hospital management, Dr. Makun Sidi told journalists, Tuesday in Minna, the State capital.

The State’s current funding for health, according to Sidi is 11% of its annual budget, up from 7% in previous years.

“As you can see, we are moving close to the 15% (African Union benchmark) we are demanding,” he said

The upscale of the funding, the PS said is to cut foreign trips for medical care.

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