Apr 25 2023
April 25, 2023

ISN Africa Regional Board Webinar: Pregnancy-related, Community-acquired and Disaster-related AKI in Africa

  • 2:00 PM CEST

AKI is significantly under-diagnosis/under-reported in low-income countries. It imposes a heavy burden of morbidity and mortality and high costs of management.  

With ISN’s focus on prevention and 0by25, and the 2023 World Kidney Day theme of “Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable,” this webinar addresses special areas for targeting AKI prevention: AKI at the community level, where the majority of AKI occurs; disasters and their major impact on kidney health; and pregnancy-related AKI with potentially life-threatening consequences for mother and baby.

During this session, Prof Naicker and Dr Sokwala will respectively present on AKI prevention at the community level and disaster management. For the rest, make sure you view the recorded talk on pregnancy in advance. Rasha Samir (Egypt) and Boucar Diouf (Senegal) will answer any questions you may have on this matter during the live event.

There will be simultaneous interpretation. You will be able to follow this webinar in the language of your choice (French or English).



Learning objectives: 

  • Develop a wider understanding of the risks for AKI in LIC and LMICs.
  • Provide a broader understanding of:
    • diagnosis and outcomes of AKI.
    • AKI in disasters and recognizing Crush Syndrome.
    • dialysis in disaster situations.
    • clinical profiles, outcomes and management of pregnancy-related AKI.
  • Identify and further explore disaster preparedness and preventive policies for AKI at all levels.

Further reading: 

  • Bethany C. Birkelo et al. CJASN 2022;17:717-735 
  • KDIGO clinical practice guidelines for acute kidney injury. Kidney Int Suppl 2012; 2:1. 
  • Olowu WA et al. Outcomes of AKI in children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa: a SR. Lancet Glob Health. 2016;4(4):e242-50. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00322-8  
  • Kahindo CK et al. Int J Nephrol. 2022; 2022:5621665 
  • Naicker et al. Seminars in Nephrology. 2008;28(4):348–353. 
  • Ostermann et al. Nephron 2022;146:295–301 
  • Bethany C. Birkelo et al. CJASN 2022;17:717-735 
  • Chawla et. Consensus report of the ADQI Workgroup. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2017;13:241-257 
  • Levey A; Nephron 2022;146:302-305
  • Shalaby, A. S., & Shemies, R. S. (2022). Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury in the African continent: where do we stand? A systematic review. Journal of nephrology, 1-15.


Fatiu Arogundade (Nigeria)

Gloria Ashuntantang (Cameroon)


Saraladevi Naicker (South Africa)

Ahmed Sokwala (Kenya)

Rasha Samir (Egypt)

Boucar Diouf (Senegal)