Kidney disease is a significant worldwide public health problem. Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are linked to high health care costs, low quality of life, and serious adverse health outcomes.
Despite this burden, kidney disease is rarely included in major chronic disease control strategies, presenting an obstacle when calling for governments to address kidney diseases.
To better define the current worldwide state of AKI and CKD care, and provide policy recommendations for improvements, the ISN launched a global survey project in 2016, the ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA).
This database collects information on the current state of readiness, capacity, and competence for kidney health care delivery in each country and region.
Read more and access the GKHA reports here.