The doctor who saved 51 kidney patients

Prof Elmi Muller is a South African pioneer in transplant surgery and attached to the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. More than a decade ago, she transplanted the first kidney of an HIV-positive donor into another HIV-positive recipient.

HIV-related kidney disease: genetics may play bigger role than access to healthcare

“I got this on the street somewhere in Uganda, during an educational visit for the International Society of Nephrology,” says Professor Saraladevi Naicker, pointing to a hand-painted map of Africa on the wall. Naicker, a kidney specialist, has a passion for medical education and has been instrumental in setting up training programmes for African graduates.…