CURRENT PROJECTS

ISN is the unique global nephrology society with members from all over the world. The commitment in our mission is to advance kidney care in the developing as well as in the developed world. One of the main ways we do that in the developing world is through ISN Programs.

ISN has 5 programs and all of them have one global mission: building kidney health equality worldwide through education, training and research. These programs are ISN’s biggest long-term effort in the developing world and around 2 million dollars are spent every year on these programs.

But this is not enough. Each year, ISN receives more applications than what we can fund. Many excellent doctors and qualified renal centers have to be rejected because of limits in our resources. Through World kidney Fund, you can help ISN train more doctors, develop more renal centers and carry out more clinical research projects.

Browse our current projects and choose the one you want to support.

If you do not want to choose specific projects but would like to contribute to all ISN programs, click here to make your donation.

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Saving Young Lives

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Collaborating to deliver Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) care in low-income countries  Through Saving Young Lives (SYL), we have joined forces with the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA), International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation to educate and train medical communities in low-resource setting about AKI care. SYL in numbers: Eight sites for treating children Our most successful sites are currently caring for one to three children a month More than 300 patient cases have been recorded...
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India: The role of heavy metal toxicity in CKD progression

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Chronic exposure to low levels of heavy metals is widespread in industrialized countries. Kidneys are affected by heavy metal toxicity because of their ability to reabsorb and accumulate divalent metals. Pradeep Shenoy, Assistant Professor of Nephrology at the K.S Hegde Medical Academy in Mangalore, believes this is a growing issue in India where there are currently no studies that assess the link between heavy metals, and their role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The majority of India’s...
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Overcoming Brazil’s renal research challenge

Brazil still has disparities across its research institutions. 3,000 nephrologists are posted in the South East to service a total population of 200 million. In return, up North this causes a severe imbalance in renal research and care. According to Thiago Gomes Romano, understanding the patterns, causes and effects of acute kidney injury is crucial in overcoming the country’s challenge with kidney disease. Through the ISN Fellowship Program Thiago can learn the latest data collection methods from Ravindra Mehta and...
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ISN Programs

  The ISN works to alleviate the growing socio-economic burden of kidney disease through a portfolio of global initiatives to enhance nephrology through education and research. These global initiatives are organized and managed through the ISN Programs, which identify the educational and clinical needs in emerging countries and offer valuable training and educational activities for kidney specialists of all levels. Fellowship Program The Fellowship Program helps educate physicians coming from emerging economies, giving them hands-on training opportunities unavailable in their...
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