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Table 3 International collaborations for supporting nephrology in Tanzania

From: Developing nephrology services in low income countries: a case of Tanzania

Recipient institutions in Tanzania Supporting institutions Support provided
Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) Haukeland University Hospital/ University of Bergen, Norway Donation of 15 dialysis machines
Training of dialysis technicians and histopathology technician
Donation of one GE Logic 7 Ultrasound Machine (GE Logic 7), 2 Spring Loaded Magnum Bard Biopsy Guns and several kidney biopsy needles
Conducted ultrasound guided renal biopsy training
Madras Medical Mission Donation of dialysis machine for ICU
BLK Hospital, New Delhi Provided short time training for transplantation to urologists, nephrologist, nurses, anaesthesiologist, laboratory technicians, histotechnicians
Supported kidney transplantation at MNH
Sakra Hospital, Bangalore-India Visiting transplant surgeons to support local kidney transplantation
Saifee Hospital, Mumbai-India Visiting transplant surgeons to support local kidney transplantation
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) University of Bergen/ Haukeland University Hospital Training of nephrologists and supported establishment of nephrology training in Tanzania
Christian Medical College- Vellore, Tamil Nadu India Training of first batch of nephrologists and supported establishment of nephrology training in Tanzania
Providing on-going external rotation training centre for MUHAS nephrology training
African Paediatric Fellowship Program (APFP), Cape Town, South Africa Supported paediatric nephrology training
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) Queen’s University, Ontario - Canada ISN Sister Centre Program
Provided visiting nephrologist, visiting dialysis nurses and funds for educational activities
International Society of Nephrology Training support for nephrologists
International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Provided visiting nephrologists and training for the initiation of peritoneal dialysis
Manchester Royal Infirmary The Transplantation Society-ISN sister transplant centre
Vascular access training camps
Mbeya Referral Hospital Madaktari Afrika, Virginia, USA Provided visiting nephrologist who provided training and support in establishing nephrology services
University of Dodoma (UDOM) Tokushukai Medical Hospital (Tokuda Foundation)/Tokyo Women Medical University, Japan Donation of 10 dialysis machines and dialysis training for doctors and nurses
Training on kidney transplantation for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, immunologists and technicians
Benjamin Mkapa Hospital Tokushukai Medical Group, Japan Training on kidney transplantation for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, immunologists and technicians
Supported kidney transplantation of four patients
Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar University of Bergen/ Haukeland University Hospital, Norway Donation of dialysis machines
Dialysis training for nurses and doctors
Visiting dialysis nurse providing training and support for nurses and doctors
Nephrology Tripartite workshops in collaboration with MNH and Haukeland University Hospital
Nephrology Society of Tanzania (NESOT) International Society of Nephrology (ISN) ISN Fellowship training for nephrologists and pathologist