Haemodialysis is expensive, costing N150,000.00 to N500,000.00 every month in Nigerian hospitals excluding Erythropoietin injections weekly, additional N12, 000:00 (in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital much more in the hospitals). There are very few centres with inadequate number of dialysis machines in Nigeria.
Most families cannot afford this expensive temporary treatment and the ultimate cure of CKD is always a renal transplant.
The cost of renal transplant world-wide is in the range of N1.5 million in AKTH to N12 million in developed countries. It is however free in Sudan and some hospitals in Pakistan.