Sultan Bahu Projects
Sultan Bahu Centre offers dialysis to indigent persons with an immediate need. Dialysis is an expensive process and very often poor people cannot access this service at public health facilities. Through our healthcare networks, we are able to facilitate dialysis for those in need.
Our dialysis programme has seen many people and their families happy that they do not need to go through the trauma of losing a loved one through a painful and prolonged death. Dialysis offers hope to those families who have nowhere else to go. ***You can be a part of sharing in this joy with these families by giving a donation right now towards the cost of dialysis.
Dialysis is an artificial filtering system which mimics the function of the kidneys. It is a highly specialised and extremely costly medical procedure for people with acute or chronic kidney failure.
We fundraise in order to assist indigent people who cannot receive medical treatment which includes dialysis. It is a project which is borne out of necessity due to the backlog in government owned hospitals which can result in people dying, or being in severe pain and discomfort.
To this end, we have managed to help many people to live in comfort and ease through making life-supporting dialysis an accessible option for people who would have needlessly suffered due to a lack of resources.
It is estimated that in South Africa, there are nearly 20 000 people in need of dialysis, with only 6000 people able to receive it. Many chronically ill patients die before ever receiving dialysis because of a lack of availability and access to this scarce medical resource.
Our organisation is one of the few organisations in South Africa with a focus on nephrology and dialysis.
Due to the severe shortage of resources and the scarcity of properly equipped hospitals and staff, we have made a concerted effort to assist those in need of dialysis by creating a network of available resources which can be made available for a patient’s comfort and health.
2021 – The Dialysis clinic turns 2!
History of the Unit
The Sultan Bahu Dialysis Programme was established over 15 years ago, and was born out of our Founders experience of witnessing first hand the minute by minute daily struggle for survival of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. This experience, together with our Founder’s deep empathic concern for humanity, was the catalyst for the birth of this project. For the 15 years prior to 2019, this service was outsourced to private dialysis units countrywide for those in need and who didn’t have access to the resources, be it in the public or private sector.
By the Enabling Grace of the Almighty, with more than 300 patients later, from South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Morocco, we celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our own Dialysis Unit at Fordsburg Clinic.
The Sabera’s Dialysis Unit is a professionally staffed unit with qualified clinical technologists, renal nurses, and a strong supporting team of doctors. We provide dialysis to those who fit the financial criteria, as well as provide affordable dialysis treatment to those who ordinarily cannot afford their own conventional treatment at private facilities while at the same time not qualifying to receive treatment in the public sector.