The Adelante Initiative, a multi-stakeholder partnership founded by La Isla Network, Bonsucro, Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited and The Nicaraguan Sugar Producers Association, has released new educational videos to raise worker awareness of occupational heat [...]
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 [...]
In Sri Lanka’s North Central Province more than 23,500 people have died of Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDnT), earning it the moniker, “the hot zone.” In many communities 15% of the population is [...]
Hidden Under the Indian Sun was originally published in The Atlantic (USA) in January. The short film on CKDnT affecting communities in Eastern India was produced by independent photojournalists, filmmakers, and La Isla Network collaborators [...]
To address working conditions, implementation of OSHA’s Water.Rest.Shade recommendations is an excellent start. But we’re not stopping there - LIF and participating researchers continue to look at the interaction of environmental toxins and their contribution [...]
The rainy season brings a halt to the cutting season between May and November, but veteran sugarcane cutters find work in other jobs as sugarcane production never rests. They work in "cleaning," or weeding the [...]
This year, La Isla Network (LIN) and our Nicaraguan sister organization, Fundación La Isla (FLI), are joining forces to launch #SmileBracelets, a project led by FLI to support workers and families who have been affected by the CKDnt epidemic.