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World kidney day 2017
March 9, 2017
Theme: KIDNEY DISEASE AND OBESITY: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR HEALTHY KIDNEYS

This year's event was celebrated in collaboration with the following institutions: Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, St. Nicholas Hospital, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, and Kidney Foundation for Africa
Lectures were organized to educate people on obesity as a risk factor for kidney disease and the importance of imbibing healthy lifestyle choices. Emphasis was placed on the need for regular check-ups so as to ascertain the true state of one's health, especially the kidneys. Screening exercises were also conducted for participants across the various centres.

The economy and you

59,000 Nigerian women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth according to the Center for Reproductive rights, and 1 in every 8 children dies before the age of 5. In Nigerian hospitals, kidney related diseases account for about 20% of deaths and malaria kills about 180,000 annually according to WHO data. These are disturbing statistics as a sizeable percentage of the Nigerian populace do not have access to good health care services. On the bright side, the current government at the center seems to have made healthcare delivery a priority. For one, they have promised to build or equip 10,000 primary health centers across the country with a budgetary allocation of 3.5% of the 6.07 trillion Naira budget for 2016. On the other hand the private health sector has also recorded a boost in their capacity to offer solutions with new entrepreneurs bringing in innovations with multinational specialist care centers opening up in different Nigerian cities.

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Peritoneal Dialysis Program

A nurse carrying out Peritoneal Dialysis demostration during the just concluded Peritoneal Dialysis training for Nephrology from selected Dialysis units in Nigeria.

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A cross section of participants at the Peritoneal Dialysis Training which was held at Kidney Care Centre, Ondo.

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The Fresenius Medical Care representative, carrying out a practical session at the Northern Sensitisation Meeting for Peritoneal Dialysis (Nigeria PD program).

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Participants at the Northern Sensitization meeting held in Abuja.

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The Fresenius Medical Care representative carrying out a practical session during the Nigeria Peritoneal Dialysis program held in Enugu.

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Participants of the Southern leg of the Nigeria Peritoneal Dialysis Program which took place at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH).

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World kidney day 2015
March 12, 2015
Theme: Kidney Health for all

This year's activities were organised with our partners: the Lagos State Government (General Hospital Alimosho and Gbagada; and LASUTH) and Healing Stripes Hospital.
The activities at both events focused majorly on Kidney Health for All, an awareness of the disease and screening exercises for the participants. Individuals were educated on the functions of the kidney and encouraged to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles especially in the areas of diet and health management.
The Healing Stripes Hospital event most especially provided a platform of support for individuals and family members suffering from different stages of kidney failure.
Participants had the opportunity to interact with two transplant survivors and hear stories about their experiences and post-transplant lifestyle.
The management went on to share its vision as a service oriented organisation:
Firstly, the introduction of an outreach program called the Dialysis Support Group. This group intends to focus on managing the emotional welfare of patients and their families through the use of social media.
Secondly, ameliorating the burden of the disease through expansion of its operations by leveraging the existing partnerships it has with its suppliers. Notably are its partnerships with ADCEM Healthcare Limited and Vikram Hospital, India (to build a transplant centre in Nigeria where more medical personnel can get trained and increase the access to quality renal care).

IFKF

Our CEO, Adeyemi Adewole with the president of International Federation of Kidney Foundations, Dr Guillermo Garcia Garcia at their 2014 annual meeting in Lyon, France.

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EDC PAN Atlantic University

At the official launching in January 2015 of the Enterprise Development Centre’s ultramodern “green” building, Pan Atlantic University Lagos. Our CEO Mr. Adeyemi Adewole and CEO of JNC International Mrs Clare Omatseye at the Adcem Sponsored Alumni office. Our CEO Mr. Adeyemi Adewole with the director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Mr Peter Bamkole.

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Nephrology Forum

Nigerian Nephrologists at the 2014 Fresenius Medical Care Nephrology Forum for Middle East & Africa at Hamburg, Germany.

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ISPD

Nigerian delegates sponsored by ADCEM/FRESENIUS at the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis annual conference 2014, Madrid, Spain.

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Africa-America Institute

Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent's development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management. Our primary model is that we identify capacity-building projects and coordinate the programmatic, financial administration and evaluation necessary to deliver high-impact results. AAI raises funds to provide scholarships to smart and under-resourced students to attend top-performing African universities and develops programs that focus on increasing the skills of the next generation of African youth so that they become globally competitive. AAI alumni are at the forefront of Africa's public, non-profit, and private sectors.

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The Role of Institutions in African Development,
June 11, 2014

By Adeyemi Adewole
" Average per capita health spending is low in Africa, but higher than in South Asia. Yet South Asia, in general, has better health outcomes. So Africa not only needs more money for health, it also needs more health for the money" - Key message from Africa Health Forum 2013
As Africa's demographic and economic realities transform, solutions addressing health risks and sustainability are evolving. A growing urban population and a burgeoning middle class have adopted tenuous diets and lifestyle trends, giving rise to chronic non-communicable diseases. In addition, a lack of sanitary facilities, poor solid waste management, uncontrolled industrial effluent, and inappropriate sanitary behaviour have added to health hazards and resulted in the proliferation of communicable diseases. As a result, many African countries face a major challenge to sustainable development. In the face of these demographic trends, current public infrastructure is ill-equipped to manage these changing realities. Inadequacies in both human and material infrastructure create an environment in which negative health outcomes not only effect individuals but also create a major challenge for sustainable development more generally. The Center for Sustainable Health and Environment in Nigeria is being set up as part of an effort to improve health outcomes through high-level research, demand and project-driven knowledge, and education. As part of the proposed Sustainability School in Lagos, the Center will be positioned to tackle the health and environmental challenges being witnessed in Nigeria and later throughout West Africa. Using Lagos-Nigeria's largest city and commercial-as a pilot site, the Center's activities will focus on technology and innovation, health and environment, and public policy as it impacts health. As one of Africa's fasting growing cities, experiencing all of the advances and issues of the large 21st century metropolis, Lagos' actions and affairs have not only had a rippling effect on neighbouring cities and states, but may also hold many lessons for cities and countries around the world. As a result, initiating the program in Lagos will provide us with a good understanding of its potential and achieve impact both throughout Nigeria and the larger West African region. The main focus areas of the Center will be health (communicable and non-communicable diseases and disabilities), environment (sanitation and waste management) and innovation - particularly in the areas of M-health and telemedicine practices- that will allow not only for more efficient patient care, but also improved project monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder participation, and data collection. As a physical structure with necessary staff and other resources, the start date for operations at the Center will depend on when the Sustainability School commences operations. As the School will need to get accreditation from the Universities commission as well as other licences from the regulatory authorities, our target is to open in three to five years. However, since projects will be our main focus, we are able to begin much of our work immediately in collaboration with partners such as the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. As the Center begins to come online, these projects will be reintegrated into its overall structure and activities. An example of the type of projects that CSHE will undertake is the creation of Renal Resource Centers (RRCs). A consequence of either direct, indirect, or by both, allied diseases (cardio-vascular, cancer, diabetes and hypertension) and life-style changes, kidney disease currently affects 20 to 25 percent of the Nigerian population above the age of 18 and accounts for six to 12 percent of the medical admissions. Kidney failure is the 12th cause of death globally, and in Nigeria it has a prevalence rate of 25 per 100,000 (WHO, 2013; Vanguard, 2013; Punch, 2012; World Life Expectancy, 2014; Sunday Trust, 2013). The RRCs were set up with the aim of developing and utilizing project-centered, data-driven efforts to reduce the incidence and the impacts of kidney disease on the public and will provide both medical care and education while serving as repositories of data through the establishment of renal registries. The RRCs will also spearhead the creation of a renal reimbursement program. The intention is to deliver innovative and quality renal care services to patients afflicted with the disease - especially to the underserved and less privileged-while providing a building base of data and knowledge that can be utilized in future research to lower the incidence and impact of kidney disease. As currently envisioned, the RRCs will also strategically deploy mobile dialysis units to remote areas where access to dialysis has previously been impossible. In order for the Center to kick off as envisaged and create the necessary impact in the areas of sustainable health and environment, diverse resources for research and implementation need to be tapped. To this end we are hoping to take advantage of the current interest in public-private partnerships, particularly those that look to improve health and environmental outcomes. Currently the Federal Government of Nigeria is vigorously pursuing a policy for the entrenchment of public-private partnerships in the healthcare sector - where government, NGOs, and multilateral development organizations have been working on plans to achieve the millennium development goals and continue the fight against epidemic scourges like HIV/AIDS. On the state level, Lagos State, has utilized public-private partnerships to take major strides in urban vegetation and environmental cleanup. As a result, they have inspired other cities in Nigeria and West Africa more broadly to pursue similar initiatives. This increased level of private sector participation in initiatives that address issues of health and environmental infrastructure, and the need to approach these issues from a research and data focused perspective, has created the opportunity to deploy accelerated project-focused initiatives, using innovative strategies to improve health. The focus areas and resources previously mentioned will combine to successfully tackle and complete projects in the areas of waste-to-energy, sanitation, and health care projects. And help ensure that Nigeria's greatest asset, its people, will continue to embrace innovation, creativity, and learning, while achieving social and economic development in a sustainable environment.

Adeyemi Adewole is the managing director of ADCEM HEALTHCARE LIMITED, Nigeria and is a co-promoter of the proposed Sustainability School, Lagos, Nigeria.


Innovation and Hottest Career Sectors in Africa Topped Issues Discussed at AAI's Second Annual Talent Summit May 13, 2014

Increasing the leadership potential of African talent and leveraging technology to spur innovation in some of the fastest growing career sectors in Africa are key drivers in solving the continent's skills gap and boosting economic growth, according to several panelists at The Africa-America Institute's Second Annual Talent Summit, at New York City's Baruch College. "Leadership is everything," said Adeyemi Adewole, Managing Director and CEO of Adcem Healthcare Ltd. during a panel discussion on "Emerging Opportunities: Why The Healthcare Sector Should Be On Your Career Radar". "Solutions will not come from simple ways of looking at things." Adewole, an alumnus of AAI's Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), emphasized that Africa must develop new leadership and innovative approaches to move the continent forward in addressing critical issues such as health care. "You cannot lead without leaders," agreed Sylvain Saluseke, Managing Director of Global Access Health Network. Saluseke, a native of in the Democratic Republic of Congo, evaluates the level of medical care for top international corporations in African countries. There are fewer health care professionals to manage health care systems in Africa compared to other regions in the world. More than 5000 Nigerian doctors are currently practicing medicine outside of Nigeria, Adewole acknowledged, while Nigeria's medical facilities remain under-staffed and -resourced. "Come back and manage these places," he said of health care facilities in Africa, challenging African medical professionals living abroad to return to their home country to strengthen health care systems. Innovators from the African diaspora in the technology sector gave Talent Summit attendees an insider look into enormous potential for technology and innovation in Africa.

This year, our focus is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. CKD can develop at any age but it becomes more common with increasing age. Let's join forces to raise awareness, encourage prevention and education to fight this disease and overcome this major public health issue!2014 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

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AEROCOM INTERNATIONAL SALES MEETING 2014

The event was held between 9th - 10th May at the Aerocom Headquarters in Schwaebisch, Gmuend facility in Germany. Aerocom is one of Adcem's partner, a world leader in the manufacture of modern pneumatic tube systems and internal logistics.Aerocom have the experience and expertise to custom design solutions for virtually any application in pneumatic materials logistics. They provide special technical solutions to meet individual customer specifications. Adcem is the sole representative of Aerocom in Nigeria. We work together with other reputable companies. This year's sales meeting showcased some of Aerocom's latest design in Pneumatic Tube System and a release of newer models.

AAI Annual Talent Summit

Join Adcem Healthcare MD/CEO Adeyemi Adewole for The Africa-America Institutes's Second Annual Talent Summit to experience a unique event that connects outstanding individuals interested in working in Africa or in an Africa-focused environment in the U.S. with employers from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.

May 3, 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
Baruch College - 1 Bernard Baruch Way
(25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues)
New York City

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World Kidney Day 2014

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Get involved!

This year, our focus is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. CKD can develop at any age but it becomes more common with increasing age. Let's join forces to raise awareness, encourage prevention and education to fight this disease and overcome this major public health issue!2014 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

AS Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark this year's World Kidney Day, today, the Federal Government has been urged to regulate the activities of dialysis centres across the nation to prevent avoidable deaths in renal clinics.