Eliminating Treatable Deaths Due to Acute Kidney Injury in Resource-Poor Settings


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Abstract

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is imposing a severe burden of morbidity and mortality both in developed and developing countries. Also AKI has a major economic impact on healthcare expenditure. This is particularly so in poor countries where AKI especially impacts young productive people, imposing severe penury upon their families. The mission is to lessen the high burden in terms of death consequent to this disorder in low-resource regions, which in many cases is preventable and treatable with simple measures. The International Society of Nephrology has launched a long-term program, called “0 by 25”, which advocates that zero people should die of untreated AKI in the poorest part of Africa, Asia, and Latin America by 2025. This paper illustrates how the project will be developed.

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