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Kidney International Publishes Results From the ISN Emerging Leaders’ Survey Exploring Barriers to Accessing Essential Medicines for People With CKD in Lower Income Countries

The first ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort developed a web-based multinational survey of healthcare workers to assess access and explore barriers to essential medicines in low and low to middle-income countries for people with CKD.

Read the article on the results of the survey here.

The survey confirms data from the 2019 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas indicating limited access to essential kidney medicines in low-income settings, such as sodium bicarbonate and potassium exchange resins. In addition, it provides information on access to a wide range of essential medications according to level of healthcare practice and explores potential solutions.

Under supervision from Professor Vivekanand Jha, chair of the ELP Steering Committee, the fourteen members of the ELP Cohort 1 have been working together on the collaborative project, “Ensuring Access to Highquality Essential Medicine and Diagnostics,since they joined the program in 2021.

This published paper demonstrates the ELP cohort’s collaborative pursuit of globally-relevant solutions and implementation plans in line with the ISN’s mission.


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