Peritoneal dialysis for acute kidney injury in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges faced and lessons learned at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

John G Callegari, Kajiru G Kilonzo, Karen E Yeates, Garry J Handelman, Fredric O Finkelstein, Peter Kotanko, Nathan W Levin and Mary Carter
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Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), in Moshi, Tanzania, is a referral hospital of approximately 450 beds that employs more than 1000 and serves more than 11 million people in northern Tanzania (Figure 1). Before July 2009, KCMC was without treatment for acute kidney injury (AKI), as efforts many years prior to establish such a program had been unsuccessful.