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.