Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDnT) is a fatal progressive loss of kidney function that has killed more than 40,000 people in Mesoamerica and Sri Lanka alone in the last 10 years. Treatment is out of reach for most ensuring an early death for those affected. CKDnT is likely affecting millions throughout the tropics and beyond. We need your help to understand, prevent and treat this disease.
Important new research by La Isla Network collaborators Erik Hasson et al. in this month's BMC Public Health maps CKD burden throughout Mesoamerica, and finds that CKD burden is consistently highest in the hottest regions characterized by the most strenuous labor practises. These findings support the hypothesis of [...]
CKDnT Reported Among Migrant Workers from Nepal Working in Gulf States and Malaysia A lot has changed in the 13 years since we began our mission to protect workers and their families from CKDnT in Central America. In that time, we’ve launched numerous epidemiological and occupational programs, such as [...]
Click on the images below to learn about some of the regions effected by CKDnT.