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Patient Resources

Q1 2022, Message From The CEO

Wow! What a milestone! Our first ever Quarterly Investor Report! If you are reading this, it means you are one of the earliest people to believe in our mission of preventing kidney failure so much that you have invested your hard-earned cash, time, and energy in us. Thank you. From the bottom of my and my co-founders’ (Dr. Paula Nwajei, Justin Egwudo, and Collins Nwalih) hearts, thank you! There is no doubt that...

Startup Montréal Award

 Collogh Cares Inc. is one of the 20 Revelations unveiled by Startup MontréalMONTRÉAL, April 13, 2022 - Collogh Cares Inc. is one of the 20 Revelations unveiled by Startup Montréal. The Revelations, selected as part of the Grant+ Revelations program, are startups to watch in the Montreal ecosystem that stand out for their innovation, the growth potential of their business model and their achievements.In addition to receiving a $20,000 grant, Collogh Cares will...

Hypertension – A Silent Killer

High blood pressure causes over 7.5 million deaths worldwide, approximately 13% of all annual deaths. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 46% of Africans have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). This accounts for the highest rate of hypertension worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 75 million individuals live with hypertension. It was once considered a "disease of affluence"; however, in recent years, due to rampant urbanization and changes in diet...

A Primer on Managing Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease is defined as ongoing kidney damage for greater than 3 months.  It can be structural, electrolyte abnormalities, functional (decrease in glomerular filtration rate). The most common cause of CKD in Africa Hypertensive Neuropathy ( Hypertension) and Diabetes.Despite the increased prevalence of CKD, the National Kidney Foundation studies showed that there is no significant benefit of screening the general public for CKD. Yearly testing is however recommended for people with familial...

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Makes Another Case for Digital CKD Registries in Africa

Triage. It's been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began to rampage and change our lives forever, while adding a plethora of new terms into our collective lexicon. One such term we can expect to hear more frequently, as the  COVID-19 vaccine distribution picks up pace globally, is “triage”. Triage, in pre-pandemic terms, was most often used in the context of an emergency room, whereby patients are ranked and given care according to the...

“A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” — Why Africa’s “next M-Pesa” must be in the field of chronic disease management

A stitch in time saves nine. Never has that saying been more apt than in the non-communicable disease epidemic, particularly chronic kidney disease, that is silently ravaging the African continent. Non-communicable diseases — also known in the medical community as "silent killers” — are a group of diseases whereby affected people suffer minimal or no symptoms (asymptomatic) in the early stages, then begin to experience severe, life-threatening symptoms in the advanced/late stages. An...

Diabetes & Its Long-Term Implications

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. Yet, over 60% of adults in Africa who have diabetes do not know they have it -- the highest percentage of undiagnosed diabetes in the world. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that about 19.4 million adults in Africa are currently living with diabetes, and an additional 45 million are considered at “high risk” of developing diabetes. Unfortunately, the numbers are expected to rise in the coming...

Dialysis in Africa Costs 20x the Average Annual Income, So Why Was the World’s Largest Dialysis Company Bribing Government Officials?

“Make it make sense”, as one of the commonly cited refrains of 2020 goes. Make it make sense! In March 2019, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (Fresenius), the German-based world’s largest manufacturer of dialysis products (and clinic operator), agreed to "pay about $231 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company paid bribes to public health and government officials in several countries to win or retain business." Some of...

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