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Striking Similarities. Key Differences?

2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00January 10th, 2017|Press Releases, Research|

CKDnT Field Investigation Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia Tom Laffay 2017 January Summary: On January 10 and 11, 2017 I visited communities in the Cauca Valley of Colombia, based out of the department capital city Cali with a driver/fixer to investigate cases of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional causes (CKDnT) (In Colombian Spanish, insuficiencia renal [...]

Stavros Niarchos Foundation awards La Isla Foundation three-year grant to battle Chronic Kidney Disease of non-Traditional Causes

2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00August 16th, 2016|Press Releases|

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 non-Traditional Causes (CKDnT) 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

2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00May 6th, 2016|Press Releases|

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 [...]

The WE Program – “WE Can End CKDnT” Video

2018-03-01T08:45:25-06:00October 13th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

The CKDnT epidemic has killed more than 20,000 people in the last decade in Central America. The Worker Health and Efficiency (WE) Program is a new collaborative initiative aimed at preventing this disease among agricultural workers. Led by La Isla Foundation, WE brings together the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), leading occupational [...]

Costa Rican Decree Targets CKDnT Prevention

2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00August 16th, 2015|Press Releases|

Media Contact: Bennett Kuhn Title: Media & Communications Specialist Phone: +1 (631) 241-4685 Email:   C.R. president orders implementation of worker protections in agricultural industries in response to CKDnT research. Aug. 6, 2015 - The Costa Rican government ordered regulations via presidential decree last week to protect workers from heat stress and dehydration with the [...]

Study finds dehydration and heat stress drive CKDnT onset

2018-03-01T08:28:39-06:00July 26th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

Public health journal Environmental Research last week published study results from a groundbreaking epidemiological investigation into the causes of Chronic Kidney Disease of nontraditional causes (CKDnT) in Central America. This disease, also known as Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN), has killed over 20,000 people, most of them sugarcane workers. The study, which took place at Salvadoran sugar mill El [...]

Breaking the Cycle: Alternative Education Initiative Launched In Chichigalpa

2018-03-01T08:29:26-06:00July 15th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

Options for employment in the sugarcane producing communities of Western Nicaragua are few. Much in the same way there are coal towns and oil towns in the United States, there are sugar towns in Nicaragua. In these places, poverty is the norm, and resources are lacking, especially in education. Western Nicaragua currently faces the highest [...]

Fundación Isla (La Isla Foundation) reporta detalles del uso de mano de obra infantil en los campos de caña de azúcar en Nicaragua

2017-10-10T15:47:14-05:00April 16th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

PARA SU DIVULGACIÓN INMEDIATA Correo electrónico de contacto: Fundación Isla (La Isla Foundation, LIF por sus siglas en inglés) publicó hoy un reporte que examina el uso de mano de obra infantil en el Ingenio San Antonio (ISA), la mayor empresa de producción y plantación de azúcar en Nicaragua. El informe, llamado “Ciclo de [...]

Mayor apoyo para el carácter ocupacional de la ERCnT e intervenciones necesarias

2017-10-10T15:47:15-05:00February 10th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

Investigadores de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Boston publicaron en enero de 2015 un artículo en la Revista Internacional de Salud Ocupacional y Ambiental (una revista científica arbitrada) que concluye que “uno o más factores de riesgos de la ERC son ocupacionales. Este hallazgo es especialmente significativo porque antes de esta [...]

Further Support for Occupational Nature of CKDnT and Needed Interventions

2017-10-10T15:47:15-05:00February 10th, 2015|General, Press Releases|

Researchers at Boston University’s School of Public Health published in January 2015 an article in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (a peer-reviewed scientific journal) concluding that “one or more risk factors of CKD are occupational.” This finding is significant because prior to this publication, Boston University (BU)’s reports had been inconclusive regarding [...]