La Isla Network Publications

La Isla Returns to Nicaragua to Strengthen Concepts for Global Focus

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Press|

Note: The first hyperlink requires a free account to Medscape news, a leading purveyor of medical news. This Newsletter is also longer than usual, but the content is essential for understanding LIN’s strategy and rationale [...]

Adelante Initiative launched in Nicaragua

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Press|

On 3 August, at mill San Antonio in Nicaragua, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between four organisations, La Isla Network, San Antonio mill, the National Committee of Sugarcane Producers of Nicaragua and Bonsucro. The MOU agrees to set up a new [...]

Kidney Failure Deaths Move Filmmaker to Raise Research Funds

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Press|

Five men, all sugarcane workers and all sick with chronic kidney disease, were lying in hammocks outside the gates of the company in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, that once employed them. Their friends and families were by [...]

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

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

In the Hot Zone

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Scope, Impact and Results of the WE Program’s Water Rest and Shade Intervention Study

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Press|

February 1st, 2017 (Updated February 10th, 2017 to include language that makes it emphatic that we believe A. Water, Rest and Shade (WRS) is a basic human right B. Regardless of CKDu WRS programs should be [...]

Hidden Under the Indian Sun

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

Striking Similarities. Key Differences?

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

CKDu 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 [...]

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

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

Study examines links between climate change and global CKDnT epidemic

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]