Great Care for Little Kidneys. Everywhere.

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is a global, nonprofit charitable organization that believes that all children deserve to be healthy and receive optimal treatment and care for kidney disease regardless of their economic level or political choice. IPNA facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise without barriers, does not discriminate and is committed to international understanding. Through our programs, IPNA works to disseminate knowledge about kidney disease in children in the areas where care is needed most, and IPNA is the ONLY organization in the world today providing these services for children with kidney disease.

Our Mission: The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) leads the global efforts to successfully address the care for all children with Kidney disease through advocacy, education, and training

Our Vision: Optimal care for all children with kidney disease.

At IPNA, we teach and train through fellowships, teaching courses, junior classe and more. When one IPNA doctor trains 100 doctors in a developing country, thousands of children receive care, and lives are saved. While the impact of our programs leads to positive outcomes, the value of having access to just one IPNA- trained doctor is absolutely immeasurable to a family who is desperately trying to save their child’s life.

Membership Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the World Kidney Day Campaign, Dr. Nodira Murtalibova from Uzbekistan and Dr. Suprita Kaira from India. The 11 projects that were submitted reflects well on the efforts made by our IPNA members in improving the care of children with chronic kidney disease worldwide!

IPNA is also embarking on several new initiatives this year, including a partnership with the American Society for Pediatric Nephrolgoy and Health Volunteers Overseas to support training and education for doctors in low-resource countries. You can read more about the partnership here.

The recently concluded IPNA Evidence-Based Clinical Management in Pediatric Nephrology Workshop held in conjunction with the 14th Asian Congress of Pediatric Nephrology was a resounding success, and our members can look forward to new IPNA guideline publications this year. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Joseph Flynn, who will be working together with Dr. Lesley Rees to take our journal Pediatric Nephrology to new heights.

Kind regards,

Hui Kim Yap
IPNA President


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Today and everyday, you can make an impact on global kidney health in children by supporting IPNA’s programs. Your donation will further strengthen our community medical systems around diagnosis and treatment to address the disparity in healthcare in developing nations. Please join us in caring for Little Kidneys.

IPNA is committed to nonprofit transparency and has proudly reached the Silver Transparency Level on GuideStar, a charity watchdog service. The GuideStar database includes roughly 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations in the US, and less than 1 percent of these organizations have reached this Silver Transparency Level. At IPNA, we know that there are millions of ways that you can spend your charitable dollars to help good causes around the globe. Support IPNA today and know that your generous gift in any amount is being used responsibly to further our mission and save Little Kidneys.

Regardless of how you give, SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES is the impact of your gift. Please give today.

The total grant commitment from the Chengmai Charity Foundation is RMB 200,000-300,000 per year.

Through a collaborative effort of IPNA, ESPN and ERKNet, more educational opportunities are now available online.

A powerhouse collaboration that will raise awareness of kidney disease in children.

Saving Lives Is the Real Impact of Your Gift.

IPNA Little Kidneys Trains Doctors about kidney disease pain and symptoms in children and how to treat kidney failure.


pays for a doctor from a developing country to receive IPNA membership benefits and resources.

IPNA Little Kidneys responds to worldwide emergencies and natural disasters by ensuring those who need kidney disease care receive it.


supports doctors traveling to disaster areas to treat children with kidney disease.

IPNA Little Kidneys need better trained doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat kidney disease.


covers the cost of one fellowship at an IPNA Training Center.

IPNA Little Kidneys gets pediatric nephrologists in developing countries the information that they so desperately need and want.


pays for 10 courses taught in developing countries.

Your Donation In Any Amount Can Help Change the Fate of a Child.