Dedicated to ending chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu) among workers and their communities worldwide.

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Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDu) 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.

CKDu is likely affecting millions throughout the tropics and beyond. We need your help to understand, prevent and treat this disease.

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La Isla Network

We are generating, supporting, and executing evidence-driven solutions to end the fatal CKDu epidemic by understanding the scale and impact of the disease and its causes. In the process, we are improving working conditions and supporting the creation and enforcement of policies required to protect those affected.

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Video footage of the worldwide CKDu epidemic.


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Global CKDu prevalence study

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