kidney-kids

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-bulletKidney Failure Care
kidney-bulletEducation in Paediatric Kidney Disease
kidney-bulletPatient Care

JKKF Accomplishments: What have we been up to?

Children Directly Under JKKF Care

We now directly provide supplies for:

  • 6 children under the age of 16 years:
  • Two on haemodialysis and four (4) on peritoneal dialysis
  • Two children received peritoneal dialysis at home
  • One of these lives in Montego Bay
  • Patients with acute kidney problems who cannot afford desperately needed medication or tests

Outreach clinics in for children with kidney disease:

  • Mandeville Regional Hospital – Mandeville: 2013-2014
  • Cornwall Regional Hospital – Montego Bay: 2013 – present

The Cornwall Regional Hospital Clinic is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and serves about 12 children each month- a total cohort of at least 60 children from St. James and parishes in Western Jamaica.