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CKDu in Sri Lanka's population Featured

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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 origin (CKDu). The discussions were related to how best to approach this problem, which appears to be clustered amongst paddy field workers in specific areas. As a result of the discussion, we would like to develop a workshop to explore the problem in a robust manner, working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other experts to better understand the issue.

 Adeera with President Sri Lanka

Adeera and group meeting President Sri Lanka

President Sri Lanka meeting

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Adeera Levin

ISN Past-President (2015-2017) Adeera Levin is Professor of Medicine and Head Divsision of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a consultant nephrologist based at St Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care.

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