Great care for little kidneys. Everywhere.
Optimal care for all children with kidney disease
Children with kidney issues are at the core of everything we do. IPNA was founded to help young people who lack adequate treatment options to live fuller, healthier lives.
Prof. Dra created the Department of Pediatric Nephrology Hospital de Clinicas Universidad Nacional de Asuncion. Leticia Florentin in 2012 and since then, with the generous support of groups like IPNA in academic knowledge and generous donations from private foundations, is developing from the dialysis therapy to the definitive renal transplant, now in the beginning stage (three transplants since December 2016). Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are the two major pillars of the support treatment, two areas that the medical community in Paraguay still needs more training.
Thanks for the support given to continue my formation in Pediatric Nephrology at Hôpital Mère-Enfants Lyon, France under the guidance of Professor Pierre Cochat.
How we help
With better training programs and long-term follow up, we can dramatically impact the lives of children dealing with kidney disease – but we need your help furthering our programs and global health projects.
Over 5,000 healthcare providers have expanded their knowledge by attending an IPNA Teaching Course since 2013. More than 100 IPNA Teaching Courses have been offered to date—all with the common goal of improved diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease in children. With your support, we will have a greater impact on global healthcare.
More than three hundred fellows have gained extensive, hands-on training in pediatric nephrology at IPNA Training Centers. We need to fund additional fellowships to train more doctors who can accurately diagnose and treat kidney disease in children.
The IPNA member sponsorship program support doctors from developing parts of the world without financial resources to receive access to the latest research on diagnosis and treatment for kidney disease in children. They are also able particpate in the many different teaching opprtunities organized by IPNA and our partners.
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.
We teach and train through fellowships, teaching courses, junior classes 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.
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.