Cimas Dialysis

The Harare Haemodialysis Centre is a joint venture between CIMAS and Baxter International.

The Harare Haemodialysis Centre opened its doors to kidney failure patients in February 1999 and was officially opened by the Minister of Health in February 2001. This is the result of a joint venture between CIMAS Health Group Private Limited and Baxter International for the purpose of providing private renal replacement therapy in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Baxter International is one of the world’s largest suppliers of Gambro haemodialysis equipment, sundries, and solutions.

Over the years, there has been a limited availability of haemodialysis treatment facilities in Zimbabwe. As a result, it was often necessary for patients requiring urgent treatment to travel outside the country to receive renal treatment. The Harare Haemodialysis Centre provides haemodialysis to both chronic and acute kidney failure patients and offers kidney transplant work-up services. It also provides mobile haemodialysis services to patients admitted to the intensive care units, renal treatment for those over 60 years, and those who are serology positive but were previously denied such treatment due to the shortage of facilities.

The Centre has 18 dialysis machines, which allow approximately 4,000 treatments for chronic kidney failure patients per year and 1,200 treatments for acute cases per year. Its capacity has helped to reduce strain on the dialysis unit at Parirenyatwa Hospital, where most renal patients were being treated.

What We Do:

The Harare Haemodialysis Centre provides hemodialysis treatment to acute and chronic kidney failure patients and performs over 5,000 treatments for renal failure patients per year. The Centre facilitates pre-transplant work-up tests for individuals opting for kidney transplant. The dialysis services are supported by an experienced nephrologist, on-site service engineers, experienced intensive care nurses, and administrative staff.

Why Harare Haemodialysis Centre?

State-of-the-art haemodialysis machines: The Centre has Baxter Gambro AK98 Bio version dialysis machines, providing maximum comfort to the patients.

Ambience at Harare Haemodialysis Centre: Reclining dialysis chairs, DSTV, Wi-Fi internet, creating a comfortable environment.

Ability to provide reliable uninterrupted service: The Centre has backup to mains electricity with 85Kv generators, a 65Kv solar system, prolific water supply through the municipality, borehole, and 50,000L water reservoir tanks, along with a state-of-the-art centralized dialysis water treatment plant Gambro WRO 103H version.

Who We Are:

The Centre was opened by CIMAS as a joint venture with Baxter International- Gambro Lundia AB of Sweden in February 1999. This was in response to the need for acute and chronic kidney failure patients to access dialysis services in private institutions. Chronic kidney disease affects 500 million individuals worldwide, and about 1.3 million receive dialysis treatment as life support. The leading causes of kidney failure are high blood pressure and diabetes.

The Centre offers a 24-hour on-call service for emergencies. Although patients come in daily for dialysis treatment, there is staff on call round the clock for any emergencies. With the state-of-the-art AK98 dialysis machines and automatic NOVO chairs, two generators, a solar system for power failure backup, water reservoirs, and a water treatment plant, the Centre provides pleasant surroundings with exceptionally high standards of treatment.

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