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ISN launches Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings

The ISN Immediate Past President, Vivekanand Jha, announced the launch of The ISN framework for developing dialysis programs in low-resource settings at the annual Global Kidney Policy Forum held at WCN’21 on April 16, 2021.

Read more on this initiative in “Bringing equity in access to quality dialysis,” recently published in The Lancet.

The framework, developed alongside the World Health Organisation (WHO) in ISN’s official capacity as a WHO non-state actor, reflects a mutual commitment to support health systems worldwide to develop resource-sensitive solutions to care for kidney disease patients in low-resource settings.

The number of people receiving kidney replacement therapy (KRT) is projected to grow from 3 million to 5.4 million by 2030. In low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where CKD and kidney failure are increasing the fastest, the discrepancy between patients and treatment access is the greatest.

Professor Jha commented, “With the frameworks focus on affordability, sustainability, scalability, and equity, we look forward to working with the WHO and our partners to promote this frameworks adoption across the globe and help tackle the growing burden of kidney disease.”

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