NISA Premiere Hospital, Abuja, has carried out its first kidney transplantation led by Dr. Obi Ekwenna, a Transplant and Urologist Surgeon and a Nigerian American, a Master Public Health Specialist and Registered Nurse Mary Brown from the United States of America and Dr. Lemah Mabasu Urologist Surgeon from NISA hospital.
Chairman of NISA Premiere Hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Wada disclosed this on 3rd of August 2019 in Abuja.
According to Dr. Ibrahim Wada:
“We are here to confirm a major medical feat at NISA whereby yesterday for the first time on the soil of Abuja, bringing together a home and a diaspora team, we were able to achieve a seamless kidney transplantation.
Kidney diseases are on the rise in this country. There is a lot of diseases springing up, and the end solution for kidney diseases is a kidney transplantation.
Yes, this is an area nobody can do for us as Nigerians unless we create the environment to allow experts do the job they can do.
I am very pleased to announce that NISA has recorded the very first case of kidney transplantation, in collaboration with a team led by a Nigerian American.”
Dr. Ibrahim Wada described the word NISA as women, stating that the hospital had been pursuing women’s health related issues for a long time.
He noted that NISA Premiere Hospital was also concentrating on developing an environment that allows the hospital to tap into the wealth of experience and abilities of Nigerians living outside the country.
Dr. Wada, however, called on the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for foreign partnership and collaboration, so that Nigerians would not have to travel overseas for medical care.
He stressed that partnering with other healthcare sectors overseas would reduce the cost of medicare for Nigerians and also boost the nation’s economy.
Also speaking, the urologist/transplant surgeon Dr. Obi Ekwenna, said there was need for all hands to be on the deck to be able to manage a very costly disease in a poor environment.
In his remarks, Dr. Lemah Mabasu – the head of Urological Surgeon of NISA described the feat as a milestone because a level of expertise was needed to be able to carry out the kidney transplantation.
He said that NISA aimed to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem of kidney failure as well as its causes and management and how these could be prevented.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the first reported renal transplantation in Nigeria was carried out at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on June 26, 2002.
Nisa Premier Hospital was founded in 1996 by Dr. Ibrahim Wada, an internationally acclaimed Gynaecologist and fertility expert.
The vision of Nisa is to be a leading brand in healthcare service delivery in Nigeria and Africa, providing top class best practices to our customers on par with international standards.
Nisa Premier Hospital made history with the birth of the 1st government authenticated In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in 1998 with the birth of baby Hannatu. Since then, over 1,000 test tube babes have been delivered in the hospital using the (IVF) technique. From this point onwards, the main stream Nisa Premier Hospital has been refocused to become one of the most prestigious private medical general practice hospitals in Nigeria, with bias for obstetrics & gynecology, and pediatrics.