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CKDnT Reported Among Migrant Workers from Nepal Working in Gulf States and Malaysia

2021-04-30T10:35:07-05:00April 28th, 2021|General, News, Newsletters|

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 the Adelante Initiative, DEGREE, and [...]

Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers

2020-06-18T09:32:34-05:00May 13th, 2020|General, Reports, Research|

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Manuscript “Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers: promising evidence from enhanced workplace interventions” in BMJ Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This publication contains the results of Year 2 (Harvest 2) of the Adelante Initiative Intervention Study. Here, we highlight that after implementation of enhanced workplace [...]

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 [...]

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: legal@laislafoundation.org 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 [...]

Ex trabajadores afectados por ERCnT marchan a Managua

2017-01-23T20:22:37-06:00December 1st, 2014|General, Press Releases|

Contacto: Tom Laffay (Español/Ingles); Productor de Medios y Gerente de Comunicaciones, Fundación Isla Correo: news@laislafoundation.org   Un grupo de ex trabajadores de la caña de azúcar que sufren la Enfermedad Renal Crónica de causas no tradicionales (ERCnT) comenzó hoy a marchar a pie desde la ciudad Nicaragüense de Chichigalpa a Managua, separadas por una distancia de [...]

CKDnT-Affected Ex-Workers March to Managua

2017-01-23T20:23:27-06:00December 1st, 2014|General, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Laffay (English/Spanish); Media Producer and Communications Manager, La Isla Foundation E-mail: news@laislafoundation.org   Ex-sugarcane workers suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease of nontraditional causes (CKDnT) today began a march on foot from the Nicaraguan city of Chichigalpa en route to Managua, a distance of 125 kilometers (over 77 miles). Known as ASNAAPIRC (The [...]