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New Research Demonstrates CKDnT Prevalence Among Taiwanese Farmers

2021-06-16T09:05:08-05:00June 16th, 2021|News|

Important new research published in the BMJ of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that farmers in subtropical Asian countries are at an increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT). This study highlights the global nature of CKDnT, and provides further evidence that strenuous labor performed in high temperatures is a causal [...]

More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says

2021-06-09T14:07:07-05:00June 9th, 2021|News|

Sweeping new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change has found that more than a third of heat-related deaths are tied to human-caused climate change. In some regions like Central and South America, the number of heat deaths due to climate change is as high as 70 percent. As lead author Ana [...]

William Martinez, New Executive Director, Fundación Comunitaria La Isla (FCLI)

2021-05-27T11:26:49-05:00May 26th, 2021|Fundraising, News|

La Isla Network’s partner organization in Nicaragua, Fundación Comunitaria La Isla (FCLI), is excited to announce its new executive director, William Martinez. William is a public health expert and longtime LIN collaborator based in the community of La Isla, with extensive work supporting the communities affected by CKDnT. His appointment marks an exciting new chapter [...]

Help Nepal Breathe: La Isla Network Provides Assistance to NeDS in time of Covid Need

2021-05-26T16:08:33-05:00May 26th, 2021|Fundraising, News|

COVID-19 is creating a dire humanitarian crisis in Nepal. In the last two weeks of April alone cases skyrocketed by 668%, as hospitals have been forced to turn away patients due to lack of oxygen and lifesaving drugs. To support our partners at the Nepal Development Society, we’ve set up a funding portal on our [...]

ENBEL Project Video Selected for ECCA 2021 Virtual Library

2021-06-01T10:00:31-05:00May 26th, 2021|News|

The 5th edition of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) is taking place online from 25 May to 22 June 2021, including a series of 9 webinars and a high-level event on 22 June, with the objective of “Bringing adaptation solutions to life: Inspiring climate adaptation action today for a resilient future.” The research [...]

La Isla Network and Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell Release Joint Statement on Worker Health in the Rum Industry

2021-06-01T09:42:57-05:00May 26th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network and Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell are calling upon responsible rum brands to step forward as leaders in the spirits industry and commit to protecting the health and livelihoods of the workers upon which the entire rum industry relies. The existence of great rum should not come at the expense of the [...]

LIN Senior Director Ilana Weiss Presents Water, Rest, Shade, and Sanitation Training

2021-05-27T11:54:40-05:00May 26th, 2021|News, Videos|

Earlier this month, LIN Senior Director of Public Health and Policy Ilana Weiss presented a Water, Rest, Shade, and Sanitation training hosted by Bonsucro, highlighting the work of LIN through our Adelante Initiative. We are encouraged by the tremendous turnout for the event and the engaging questions and feedback from the audience. We’re hopeful that [...]

Public Health maps CKD burden throughout Mesoamerica

2021-06-02T06:32:34-05:00May 5th, 2021|News, Reports|

Important new research by La Isla Network collaborators Erik Hansson et al. in this month's BMC Public Health maps CKD burden throughout Mesoamerica, and finds that CKD burden is consistently highest in the hottest regions characterized by the most strenuous labor practises. These findings support the hypothesis of repeated heat stress as a [...]

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 [...]

Adelante Initiative workload data report – 2020

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 [...]