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Great care for little kidneys. Everywhere.
The International Society of Nephrology is a partner with IPNA sharing common goals for kidney health
The ISN and IPNA work collaboratively on projects to support education, training of healthcare providers, and support program development in low resource centres. These projects include Saving Young Lives (SYL) and 0by25 / Kidney Care Network.
The Saving Young Lives Program (SYL) aims to develop sustainable peritoneal dialysis (PD) programs to treat patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in low resource settings.
From its inception in 2012, the plan has been to provide basic support in terms of supplies procurement, education and training of physicians and nurses and funding for supplies procurement, education and training of physicians and nurses, and funding for supplies to start PD programs for patients with AKI. Program development goals include fiscal sustainability after two to three years.
The first phase of the project was financed by a grant from the Kaplan foundation from 2012 to 2016, in cooperation with the Sustainable Kidney care Foundation. The project is now in its second phase and is self-financed through an agreement of the four international societies: IPNA, ISN, ISPD, and EuroPD.
William E. Smoyer, Fredric O. Finkelstein, Mignon I. McCulloch, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, John Feehally
Kidney International (February 2016) 89, 254-256
William E Smoyer, Fredric O Finkelstein, Mignon McCulloch, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, John Feehally
The Lancet, 2016
Fredric O. Finkelstein, William E. Smoyer, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, and John Feehally
Perit Dial Int July-August 2014 34:478-480
Stay tuned for an update on courses planned for 2022
Through IPNA’s support, the KCN project is well on its way to advancing its aim to develop a strong responsive Kidney Care Network, starting with 4 units that have become training centers for integrated kidney care in their countries. Local advocacy efforts are being made in parallel to ensure the KCN’s efforts are sustained in the long term. In 2019, two KCN sites (Nepal and Bolivia) made a special point to expand their training and capacity building efforts to pediatric sites in the region, and data collection has begun on pediatric cases in 2019 to demonstrate the impact these efforts have.
The ongoing success of the Kidney Care Network is in many thanks to IPNA’s generous contributions to the project and the 0by25 Initiative. Your support of this project brings us one step – or leap! – closer to our aspirational goal of 0 preventable deaths in AKI by 2025.