Medical Aid: Hand in Hand Dialysis Program with Great Heart Charity Association (March 2018)
Chronic kidney diseases resulting to dialysis is on the rise in Malaysia. The large number of dialysis patients has made Malaysia the top seventh country with the highest dialysis treatment rate in the world, based on the study titled “Forecasting the Incidence and Prevalence of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease in Malaysia up to the Year 2040”.
To help address treatment constraints with the underprivileged, Yayasan Kossan reached out to support the Hand in Hand Dialysis Program run by the Great Heart Charity Association which is a non-profit organization. They provide support to targeted groups such as the underprivileged communities, disabled centers, old folk and orphanages as well as orang asli communities. Yayasan Kossan funded 5 patients on their monthly expenditure for the dialysis treatments in 2018.