Stanifer JW, Lunyera J, Boyd D, Karia F, Maro V, Omolo J, Patel UD. Traditional medicine practices among community members with chronic kidney disease in northern Tanzania: an ethnomedical survey. BMC nephrology. 2015 Oct 23;16(16). 170 p. PMID: 26499070 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4619231
In sub-Saharan Africa, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is being recognized as a non-communicable disease (NCD) with high morbidity and mortality. In countries like Tanzania, people access many sources, including traditional medicines, to meet their healthcare needs for NCDs, but little is known about traditional medicine practices among people with CKD. Therefore, we sought to characterize these practices among community members with CKD in northern Tanzania.