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Research and Prevention Program

Research and Prevention Program


Part of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs, the Research & Prevention Committee aims to promote research and educational programs in low-middle-income countries as well as implement research projects on early detection and management of non-communicable chronic diseases, especially targeting chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Its work involves the active participation of local nephrologists and local health workers and authorities.


pdfDiscover the new Research and Prevention Leaflet


In 2005 the Committee developed The Detection and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Developing Countries (KHDC) document. This KHDC guideline document provides a template format for the set-up of early detection and intervention programs in emerging countries that can be implemented according to the particular needs, organization facilities, and economic imperatives of the given country.


pdfKHDC Guidelines


The Committee is involved with providing guidance for the set up of programs across the globe; some countries where screening and prevention programs are currently being conducted in accordance to the KHDC are Mozambique, Mexico, Morocco, Indonesia, Cuba, Bolivia, Nepal, Moldova, Egypt, India, Nigeria, China, Mongolia.


Recent efforts have also been focused on data collection and surveillance initiatives in order to help better demonstrate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease and its effective treatment.

Call for proposals


 The Committee developed and coordinates the ‘Research and Prevention Call for Proposals? in order to select and help support prevention projects in developing countries on a competitive basis. The program was launched as a response to the lack of existing programs that strive to detect, manage, and prevent pandemic non-communicable chronic diseases with a global approach.

 The Call for Proposals currently focuses on three main areas of activity:


  • Screening: identifying the individuals with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease by community-based or selective screening programs.
  • Prevention: promoting medical management including health education, lifestyle modification, and pharmacological treatment in order to reduce end stage kidney and cardiovascular disease and mortality.
  • Research: performing small research projects aimed at addressing specific needs at local/regional/country level related to chronic kidney disease.


R&P Committee and Review Committee members

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