Health Disparities and Inequity in Access to Kidney Care:

A Review of Literature on Kidney Care in Jamaica and Other Low- and Middle-Income Countries By Nadia McLean and O’Neal Malcolm Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.The global burden of CKD is estimated at 500 million people worldwide, with the majority of people with CKD (80%) living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) …

Kidney disease crisis!

JAMAICANS suffering from chronic or end-stage kidney disease must fork out up to $2 million a year for treatment (dialysis) to remove excess fluid and impurities from the bloodstream or face an unthinkable alternative — death. Even at that, 3,000 people are currently on dialysis at least twice per week, typically paying $7,500 per treatment at the University Hospital of …

A kidney for Christmas — what better gift can there be?

The Yuletide season, during which men and women emphasise goodwill, caring, and love for each other — as promised in the birth of Jesus the Christ — will have special meaning this Christmas for Mr Christopher Seaga, adopted son of the late Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Battling stage four, or end-stage kidney failure, which threatened his life, the younger Seaga is …

Kidney Care in Jamaica

Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization registered in July 2012 dedicated to improving the care of children with kidney disease. The Directors of this Foundation are: Dr. Maolynne Miller, Professor Minerva Thame, Mr. William Tavares-Finson, Mr. Craig Chin, and Mr. Andrew Cocking. Our Mission To improve the care of children with kidney disease, focusing on: Kidney Failure Care …