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Local Community Organizations Host Forum on CKDu

By |2014-05-29T10:12:16+00:00May 29th, 2014|Press Releases|

Motivated by recent violent protests, reports of land encroachment, and the continued devastating impact of the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDu), a group of community organizations recently invited La Isla Foundation to present information at a forum in the Subtiaba district of León, Nicaragua. The CKDu epidemic affects regions throughout Central [...]

American Journal of Kidney Disease Publishes Review of CKDu Research

By |2017-10-10T15:47:16+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Press Releases|

Three of La Isla Foundation's (LIF) research partners recently published a comprehensive review of the possible causes of the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDu) in Central America. The article, co-authored by Dr. Ricardo Correa-Rotter, Dr. Richard Johnson and Dr. Catharina Wesseling, appears in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal [...]

A Special Year-End Message From Jason

By |2017-10-10T15:47:16+00:00December 31st, 2013|Press Releases|

Dear La Isla Foundation Supporters, You are such an important part of La Isla Foundation’s work.  I can’t emphasize enough how much the Foundation’s volunteers and staff appreciate your support. It’s the end of the year, a time for family, and for reflection.  I’m writing to make a special year-end request of you.  But first, [...]

Thank you for a great year!

By |2018-03-01T08:32:38+00:00December 30th, 2013|Press Releases|

Every year, I'm amazed by the productivity of our small staff, and the dedication of our interns. 2013 was an amazing year for La Isla Foundation. And none of it was possible without great supporters like you! Our community team has teamed up with Engineers without Borders. They're bringing pure water to the La Isla community in the [...]

New CKDu Poster Displayed at Medical Conference

By |2013-10-09T11:03:09+00:00October 9th, 2013|Press Releases|

Last week medical professionals from kidney foundations around the world gathered in Mexico to discuss their role in emerging countries. La Isla Foundation was represented at the conference in the form of this wonderful poster created by the La Isla Foundation's Public Health and Communications teams. See a more detailed version here.

Young and Old at Age 27

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17+00:00October 1st, 2013|Press Releases|

I have been working with La Isla Foundation for a year and a half now, and the differences between the lives of people born in the countryside of Nicaragua and the lives of people born in my homeland, the Netherlands, still strike me. I remember very well, last year during our demographic survey, when I [...]

Evaluating, Improving and Expanding CKDu Treatment: The Launch of our New Campaign

By |2017-10-10T15:47:17+00:00September 11th, 2013|Fundraising|

Greetings from León! { "projectids" : "14536", "ggtid" : "158781AE814A12F9EF2AE10F81100404" } Photographer Ed Kashi and I first met Jorge last January in his home in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.  Jorge was an esteemed member of his community: a little league coach, a liaison between his community and the mayor’s office, and a devoted husband and father.  Jorge [...]

In Nicaraguan sugarcane community, workers stare death in the face [NBC News]

By |2012-10-16T07:06:36+00:00October 16th, 2012|Press Releases|

By Kerry Sanders NBC News CHICHIGALPA, Nicaragua – A journey to the heart of Nicaragua’s sugarcane industry offers a glimpse into a world beyond desperation. Rather, it is a land of resignation. In Chichigalpa’s “La Isla” district, many men know they'll die before their time and many women know that fathers, husbands or brothers will [...]