Major focus on the kidney this week
MONTEGO BAY, St James — This week is being observed as World Kidney Awareness Week, and the renal dialysis unit at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) has planned a host of activities geared at raising awareness of chronic kidney disease and renal failure. This year’s World Kidney Awareness Week is being observed from March 5-11, with World Kidney Day celebrated on …
The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation family announces with sadness the passing of Dr. Marsha Gooden
The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation family announces with sadness the passing of Dr. Marsha Gooden, Paediatric Nephrologist and founding Director of JKKF. She was loved by and absolutely dedicated to her Kidney Kids. She will be missed, May she rest in peace.
Christmas Treat at Harmony Beach, Montego Bay.
David’s mom thanking Super Value group for paying for David fistula.. $230,000.
Desean is 9 years old. He is active and loves to play football. He has chronic kidney failture. Your donations help with his kidney care. The Jamaica Kidney Foundation ensures that no child dies from kidney disease because of poverty.
Christina is 7 years old. She is currently in grade 2 and loves to read. She has kidney disease. Your donations help with her kidney care. The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation ensures that no child dies from kidney disease because of poverty.
More J’cans developing chronic kidney disease
Nephrologist urges persons to adopt healthier diet, lifestyle to avoid illness An estimated 300,000 Jamaicans, or about 10 to 12 per cent of the population, suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), with many more not knowing that they have the illness. An estimated 300,000 Jamaicans, or about 10 to 12 per cent of the population, suffer from chronic kidney disease …
2022 Winners Announcement – Sisters Renal Centers Program
The IPNA Sister Center Committee is delighted to announce that in 2022 we have been able to award again 2 successful applications. Congratulations go to National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippines supported by Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia and Cornwall Regional Hospital, Jamaica supported by Children’s National Hospital, Washington/USA. We look forward to hearing about their joint activities!
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 …