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Adelante Initiative workload data report – 2020

By |2020-11-03T07:53:14-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Reports, Research|

The present study was conducted at the sugarcane mill Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Data collection occurred during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 sugarcane harvests (November–April). Ten manual jobs performed by workers at ISA (selected based on apparent differences in work effort) were identified for comparison. For the current study, participants were [...]

Physiological drivers of CKDnt in heavy laborers

By |2020-06-18T09:56:12-05:00June 5th, 2020|News, Reports|

We are pleased to announce the publication of our manuscript in the Special Issue "Hydration and Nutrition Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity" of Nutrients - journal of human nutrition published monthly online by MDPI. The aim of our research was to: construct a theoretical framework of the mechanisms that explain how physically [...]

A measure of the return on ingenio san antonio’s investment in the adelante initiative

By |2020-10-01T09:15:05-05:00June 4th, 2020|Reports|

An initial estimate of costs and benefits of a water, rest, and shade intervention La Isla Network has been working in collaboration with Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) in Nicaragua, on the implementation of a water, rest, and shade intervention to prevent risk factors associated with the development of chronic kidney disease of [...]

The economic impact of CKDnt on households

By |2020-10-01T08:49:40-05:00June 4th, 2020|Reports|

Survey findings from a pilot study of a workers’ association, Asochivida , and of the communities of la Isla, Manhattan, and Candelaria, Nicaragua Chronic kidney disease of non-traditional origin (CKDnt) is an epidemic throughout Central America. The disease has affected thousands of workers, their households, and communities. La Isla Network (LIN) contracted [...]

Preventing kidney injury among sugarcane workers

By |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 [...]

Covid-19 Response

By |2020-10-01T08:57:03-05:00April 13th, 2020|Newsletters|

Version en Español We hope this message finds you and your families well. For those on the front lines treating COVID-19 or providing other essential services, we thank you. For those who have fallen ill, or with family who are sick, we offer our support and wishes for a quick recovery. LIN [...]

Press Release – October 16 2019

By |2020-05-13T15:30:40-05:00October 15th, 2019|Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 16 2019 Heat Stress among workers identified as a principal driver of fatal kidney disease Occupational & Environmental Medicine La Isla Network (LIN) would like to announce findings from the first paper from the Adelante Initiative (www.adelanteinitiative.org): Workload and cross-harvest kidney injury in a Nicaraguan sugarcane [...]

Turning Point

By |2020-10-01T09:06:34-05:00October 4th, 2018|News, Newsletters|

Turning Point A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO. The summer of 2018 is a turning point in addressing CKDnT and the conditions that accelerate it. Photo Credit: Bonsucro / Joe Woodruff In June, the U.S. National Institute of Health’s (NIH) hosted a workshop on CKDnT. The two day event helped [...]

Crisis in Nicaragua

By |2018-06-20T08:33:40-05:00June 20th, 2018|Press Releases|

LIN is deeply concerned with the ongoing social crisis that has resulted in many deaths and injuries in Nicaragua over the last eight weeks. LIN’s roots are in Nicaragua, where the organization was founded in 2008 and continues to work today. Our commitment to Nicaragua sometimes goes beyond our work [...]