Announcing Twenty Newly-Recognized ISN Regional Training Centers
Twenty healthcare centers were selected from the 2021 application for recognition as ISN Regional Training Centers (RTC) for a five-year renewable period. Currently, 21 centers in total have received ISN RTC status.
These centers were selected by the ISN Core Programs Committee as institutions of excellence in low and middle-income countries to:
- Provide nephrology training to local doctors and health professionals from nearby low-resource areas through ISN grants.
- Serve as a hub for ISN kidney care initiatives within an ISN region.
- Facilitate locally-relevant research and advocacy strategies.
RTC will provide up to twelve months of training in the following nephrology areas:
- General Nephrology
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Pediatric Nephrology
The ISN looks forward to improving regional access to kidney care alongside these establishments. Please join us in congratulating the new ISN RTCs:
The Cairo Kidney Center, Cairo, Egypt
East African Kidney Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Sahloul Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Fundacion Valle del Lili, Cli, Colombia
Foundation for Children with Kidney Diseases, FUNDANIER Hasheminejad Kidney Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala
City Clinical Hospital n.a. S.P. Botkin, Moscow, Russia
First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yet-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Institute of Nephrology, Peking University, Beijing, China
National Clinical Research Center of Kidney Disease, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, India
Those applying to the ISN Fellowship Program by May 1, 2021, are encouraged to contact one of the selected centers to determine which training programs are possible there.