Diario di un nefrologo in Africa


  • Giovanni Fogazzi



Parole chiave:

Benin Republic, Nephrological cooperation, Urinary sediment teaching, West Africa


This article describes, with the format of a journal, the day by day experience of an Italian nephrologist during one of his humanitarian missions in a hospital in the north of Benin Republic (a subSaharan country of West Africa). Besides the description of his clinical activity and educational programmes (focused on the teaching of the clinical importance of urinary sediment examination), the author supplies a view of the major limitations renal patients face everyday due to the lack of money and adequate diagnostic and therapeutical tools. The author concludes that this unacceptable situation is one aspect of the inequity existing between developed and underdeveloped countries.

Riferimenti bibliografici

Fogazzi T. Dove 2+2 non fa 4. Lecce: Manni Editori 2014. Questo libro raccoglie i diari delle missioni nefrologiche dell’autore dal 2002 al 2012.

Mastracola P. L’esercito delle cose inutili. Torino: Einaudi 2015.

Schweitzer A. À l’orée de la forêt vièrge. Lausanne: Edition La Concorde 1923.




Come citare

Fogazzi G. Diario di un nefrologo in Africa. G Clin Nefrol Dial [Internet]. 26 marzo 2021 [citato 11 agosto 2022];33(1):23-3. Available at: https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/gcnd/article/view/2257



Nefrologia narrativa