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The ISN Welcomes Six Newly-Formed Partnerships into the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program  

The SRC Committee is pleased to announce that six new partnerships have been accepted into the Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. The partnerships were selected based on the potential to support the emerging center to become a center of reference for kidney health in the region: 

  • Sri Lanka-United Kingdom: University Medical Unit, Colombo, Dr. Eranga Wijewickrama; Royal Free Hospital, London, Dr. Alan Salama 
  • SRC Romania-USA: M.S. Curie Pediatric Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Dr. Andrei Capitanescu; Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra; Northwell, New York, Dr. Vanesa Bijol  
  • SRC Mongolia-China: First Central Hospital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Dr. Mandkhai Nergui; Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, Dr. Yuqing Chen  
  • SRC Argentina- Argentina: Renálida S.R.L, Buenos Aires, Dr.  Paula Andrea Marioli;  Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Dr. Guillermo Javier Rosa Diez  
  • SRC India-UK: Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, Dr. Rajiv Sinha; Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, Dr. Mordi Muorah  
  • SRC Tanzania-UK: Kamanga Medics Hospital, Mwanza, Dr. Raymond Mgeja Wilson; South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland, Dr. Rauri Clark  

In addition, the ISN is happy to report that three partnerships have successfully graduated from the SRC Program, having completed all three levels of the program over six years of collaboration. 

  • SRC Belarus- Germany: Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Dr. Kirill Komissarov; Universitatsklinikum Charite, Berlin, Dr. Klemens Budde 
  • SRC Bolivia-USA: Hospital Obrero, Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba, Dr. Rolando Claure-Del Granado; University of California San Diego, San Diego, Dr. Ravindra Mehta  
  • SRC Egypt-Egypt-UK: Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shibin El Kom, Dr. Mahmoud Emara; Damanhour Medical National Institute, Damanhur, Dr. Zaghloul Gouda; Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield, Dr. Ahmed Halawa 

Please join us in congratulating these SRC pairs for establishing vital kidney care services in the low-resource regions despite significant pandemic-related challenges during the collaboration. 

 The ISN thanks the SRC Committee, particularly the Chair, Dr. Marcelo Orias, for their valuable leadership in this initiative. We also thank the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology, the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, and the Indian Society of Nephrology for their continued support of the ISN SRC Program. 


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