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This space is dedicated to the activities of ISN Leaders and Committee Members. Follow them and find out how they are supporting local medical communities in developing countries. From sharing their knowledge, providing guidance to training other nephrologists, you can find out how they are making a difference and helping advance kidney care and research worldwide.

Arpana IyengarIt all began with a bang in Bangalore, thanks to ISN. The Children’s Kidney Care Center at St John’s Medical College Hospital became sister center to Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada. The vision was in place, the mission ready, borders to cross and boundaries to erase. Today, the partnership reflects the glory and pride of a far-fetched dream that turned into reality for children and their kidneys.

A successful World Kidney Day screening event was held at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania.

Remuzzi india webMy latest trip as ISN President took me to India, where I visited nephrology renal centers in Bangalore and Chennai. I discovered more about local facilities and progress being made to improve care - especially in pediatrics.

Photo StaniferThanks in large part to an ISN Research and Prevention grant, we are learning about many important aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Tanzania.

Friday, 21 February 2014 12:37

The importance of being a champion


ISNblogWhen the World Kidney Day team contacted me a few months ago, I was stunned. They wanted me to be a World Kidney Day champion! As a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient I understood the importance of the task very well, and when the ISN Blog asked me to write something I knew perfectly what I wanted to tell.

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:22

Syria - nephrology in crisis


I was recently adjourned by John Feehally - who had a mail exchange with fellow nephrologists from Syria - about the desperate and tragic situation in the country. We have all seen the news broadcasts that describe the terrible consequences of a war that does not seem to come to an end.

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:21

Another kind of life sentence


Yesterday I was asked to consult on a young boy of 20 who has chronic kidney disease and has been on hemodialysis for a few months. Why do I tell this, you may wonder? The point is that this guy is in jail, and I went to visit him there, Regina Coeli, an old prison in Rome.

CJASNThe role of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to treat patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is currently being re-examined. This has occurred for several reasons.

Ronco blog webThe first world treatment of multiple organ failure in a neonatal patient of 3 Kg was carried out in Vicenza Italy, with an innovative equipment called CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency machine).

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 12:14

WHO Action plan 2013-2020


ISN generic image 3The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its report (CLICK HERE), which identifies reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as priority.

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