Government-Owned Kidney Transplant Centers in Nigeria & Cost
Government-owned Kidney Transplant Centers & Cost in Nigeria – Kidney issues are more common in Nigeria now as to what was obtainable a decade ago. Many Nigerians who came down with kidney issues in the past have always set their sights to India or some other country for kidney transplant procedures. The good news is that Nigerians can now successfully perform kidney transplants in Nigeria without needing to fly abroad.
In the post, we share the list of all kidney transplant centers in Nigeria and their cost. Note that these centers are government-owned kidney transplant centers.
Government Hospitals Kidney Transplant Centers & Cost in Nigeria
Below are the government-owned kidney transplant centers in Nigeria:
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has performed a total of 5 kidney transplant so far. The second successful transplant was on a 41-year-old policeman in 2016. The donor was his 42-year-old brother. Both the recipient and the donor survived the surgery.
Cost: Announcing the surgery to newsmen, Chief Medical Director of the hospital said the kidney transplant in LASUTH cost N4.5 million.
Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia
FMC, Umuahhia, is reputed to have performed the first kidney transplant in South-Eastern Nigeria. The first patient to receive a new kidney was a 37-year-old businessman, Mr. Oji Ogbonanya Ule, who had been battling with kidney problem for four years. His new kidney was donated by his 58-year-old uncle who is a civil servant. FMC, Umuahia reportedly charges N5.5 million for kidney transplants.
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
In 2011, a thirty-eight-year-old woman was the recipient of the first successful kidney transplantation surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASU). Since then, the teaching hospital has carried out series of successful renal transplant. Cost of kidney transplant in LUTH is N8 million.
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)
Nigeria’s first kidney transplant was conducted on 31-year-old Suleiman Usman in Sept. 2010 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), in collaboration with the Bayero University Teaching Hospital, Kano and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The kidney was donated by his brother, Abubakar Usman at the university Kidney Centre. The cost of kidney transplant in UMTH is N5 million.
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)
The Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) has performed the highest number of kidney transplants in Nigeria. The OAUTH, Ile-Ife, was the first teaching hospital in Nigeria to carry out an indigenous kidney transplant in June 2002. According to the Chief Medical Director, the hospital has performed a total of 15 kidney transplants and over 70 open-heart surgeries with no complications. They recently acquired modern facilities to enhance patient care. Cost of kidney transplant at the OAUTH is N6.5 million.
Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital is the most successful of the government-owned kidney transplant centers in Nigeria with 19 recorded successful transplants. Formerly known as Bayero University Teaching hospital, the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital is located in Kano. Cost of kidney transplant is N5.5 million, drugs inclusive.
Delta University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH)
It was reported on Premium Times that DELSUTH performed their first successful kidney transplant in 2014. However, they have not been consistent with the renal transplant programme as there has been an interlude of 5 years now. Anyway, dialysis in this center is highly subsidized by the state government for indigenes. Cost of kidney transplant in DELSUTH is around N6 million, according to its first transplant.
University College Hospital, Ibadan
The University College Hospital (UCH, Ibadan), is one of the oldest kidney transplant centers in Nigeria. UCH, Ibadan, had its first successful kidney transplant in 2008 and have been consistent ever since, averaging about 5 transplants every year. Cost of kidney transplant at the UCH, Ibadan is N7.5 million, drugs inclusive.
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu
Located in Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu. The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) performed its first successful kidney transplant in 2018 and has been consistent ever since. Cost of kidney transplant at the UNTH is N3.5 million, including 6 months immunosuppressive drugs.