DEGREE will provide a conceptual framework for studying and addressing CKDu, ensuring data collection and analysis occurs using standardized protocols.
La Isla Network has founded a center at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where data from independent international partners will be stored and analyzed, eventually including a bio bank.
DEGREE will serve as a platform to direct funds towards research and research-based policy initiatives targeting CKDu throughout the network. It will provide online and in-person research and analysis support for collaborating institutions.
The data generated and analyzed by DEGREE participants will be used for future etiological research into CKDu as well as occupational and community-focused interventions.
For more information or to contact the DEGREE Study team directly, visit the DEGREE website.