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Kidney disease acknowledged as NCD at UN meeting

Recent ISN efforts to better position kidney disease on the global health agenda paid off recently as kidney disease was mentioned in the resolution stemming from the recent United Nations High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The document recognizes that: “renal, oral and eye diseases pose a major health burden for many countries and that these...

CKDu in Sri Lanka

Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli and David Harris represented ISN at a three-day workshop sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), which took place in April in Colombo and focused on the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). This is afflicting a large number of agricultural workers in Sri Lanka, particularly in...

CKDu in Sri Lanka’s population

On December 16, 2015, Georgi Abraham and I had the honor of being invited to discussions with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, the country’s Minister of Health as well as the leadership of the Sri Lankan Society of Nephrology. We set out to address issues related to the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined...

ISN position statement on CKDu

ISN has released a position statement on the epidemics of chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu). CKDu has become a worldwide concern. ISN supports scientific and educational efforts to improve its outcome. ISN’s commitment to the care of people with kidney disease in all parts of the world is reflected in its concern about...

0by25 Initiative and Global Burden of Disease agree for AKI inclusion in 2014 report

The ISN is partnering with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation to incorporate Acute Kidney Injury incidence data from the Initiative into the upcoming Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2014 Study. The GBD Study is the world’s largest single source of leading contributors to health loss within society.  Incorporation of AKI into this study...

WHO Action plan 2013-2020

The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its report (CLICK HERE), which identifies reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as priority. The Lancet Series on Global Kidney Disease highlights the increasing burden of chronic kidney disease worldwide. The 2011 report of the WHO General Assembly on NCDs also identified chronic...