Renal Replacements – Rwanda

The growing rate of mortality and morbidity from non communicable diseases are threatening the gains made in life expectancy and other developmental health indicators.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and other causes of renal failure were amongst the top 10 causes of death in health centers and district/provincial hospitals according to the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH) 2014.

WHO statistics for Rwanda indicate that 2% of deaths were caused by diabetes and the average adult has 34.4% chance of high blood pressure, which are the main risk factors for kidney disease and renal failure.

Rwanda lacks specialist surgical skills in performing kidney transplants; and has only one specialist renal pathologist.

How PAC aims to help


PAC aims to provide 4 surgical interventions for patients over the course of a year (7 days per intervention/ 28 days in total).

per patient

Equipment & Support

PAC to provide reasonable equipment and refurbishing of medical equipment necessary for the programme as well as on-going distance support to trainees.

Any Amount


PAC will deliver training for local doctors and trainee specialists in renal transplant (3 day intensive per intervention/ 12 days per year).

per trainee

How you can help

Contribute to life-saving surgeries and training

Go one step further to support our patients.

Volunteer as a medical professional in the field

Provide an In-Kind donation
towards equipment*

* Subject to need