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Promising Results of First Evaluated Occupational Health Intervention for CKDu—Though Challenges Remain

By | July 14th, 2017|Press|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information contact: Ilana Weiss, Senior Director of Public Health and Policy La Isla Network From La Isla Network, July 12, 2017 Results from Year 1 of the Worker Health and Efficiency Program have been published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. The results indicate that [...]

In the Hot Zone

By | April 10th, 2017|Videos|

In Sri Lanka’s North Central Province more than 23,500 people have died of Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), earning it the moniker, “the hot zone.” In many communities 15% of the population is affected, mainly farmers working in the sun, using agricultural chemicals. While state funded dialysis centers care for hundreds of patients, [...]

Hidden Under the Indian Sun

By | February 4th, 2017|Videos|

Hidden Under the Indian Sun was originally published in The Atlantic (USA) in January. The short film on CKDu affecting communities in Eastern India was produced by independent photojournalists, filmmakers, and La Isla Network collaborators Tom Laffay and Ed Kashi together with Talking Eyes Media. In the vast rice fields of Andhra Pradesh, Southeastern India, [...]

Striking Similarities. Key Differences?

By | January 10th, 2017|Press, Research|

CKDu Field Investigation | Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia | Tom Laffay | 2017 January Full Text .pdf

Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards La Isla Foundation three-year grant to battle chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes

By | August 16th, 2016|Press|

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed to supporting La Isla Foundation's (LIF) operations over the next three years. The grant allows LIF to strengthen its work to end chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu) worldwide by mobilizing its network of health, climate, industry, and media experts. "Operations funding is essential in liberating the LIF team [...]

Study examines links between climate change and global CKDnT epidemic

By | May 6th, 2016|Press|

Contact: Bennett Kuhn, Director of Communications, La Isla Foundation E-mail: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The global epidemic of chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT) may be driven by climate change, according to a new article in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The increasing number of extreme heat waves brought [...]

Press Release Regarding Flor de Caña Boycott

By | December 12th, 2015|Press|

Download this press document in .pdf format. Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) has a controversial track record of poor working conditions, tense worker relations, as well as high rates of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT) among its workforce going back at least two decades.   Part of this history was recently exposed by VICE’s [...]

Vital Liquid

By | December 11th, 2014|Videos|

To address working conditions, implementation of OSHA’s Water.Rest.Shade recommendations is an excellent start. But we’re not stopping there - LIF and participating researchers continue to look at the interaction of environmental toxins and their contribution to the development of CKDnT. By also improving the tools workers use in the fields we will protect them from [...]

Only Job in Town

By | October 22nd, 2012|Videos|

The rainy season brings a halt to the cutting season between May and November, but veteran sugarcane cutters find work in other jobs as sugarcane production never rests. They work in "cleaning," or weeding the cane fields, spraying chemical herbicides and pesticides, working security of fields, warehouses and factories, and maintaining irrigation infrastructure, preparing for [...]

Off Air

By | October 18th, 2012|Videos|

With the world's eye on Chichigalpa, Nicaragua after a round of media visits over the course of 2012, the complicated circumstances surrounding the basics of the CKDu issue do not fit easily into a nightly news program. OFF AIR explores a deeper and darker reality of intimidation that those affected by the disease face every [...]