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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
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • 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.

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