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Mission

To address the social, cultural and economic factors associated with higher rates of kidney disease and reduced access to proper kidney care among disadvantaged populations *) both in the developing and developed world.

Objectives

  • To arrange meetings to bring together kidney health care professionals, and other relevant professions committed to the mission of the group
  • To advocate for access to quality care for disadvantaged persons suffering from kidney disease.
  • To expose kidney health care professionals to the magnitude of the problem of disparities in kidney disease, its impact on disadvantaged populations, and lessons learned from those actively engaged in addressing these issues.
  • To help prepare and advance the careers of the next generation of kidney health care professionals in developing nations and developed countries dedicated to improving kidney disease outcomes for disadvantaged populations.
  • To promote Kidney Disease detection and control in disadvantaged populations.
  • To act as a liaison between kidney health care professionals that look after these populations and other ISN-GO committees.
  • To promote affordable treatment and management of kidney disease in these populations.
  • To assist in the development of nephrology leadership and policy that furthers the cause of kidney disease within developing nations and for disadvantaged communities in developed nations.

*) Definition of disadvantaged populations: populations at higher-risk for kidney disease including Indigenous peoples such as the Aborigines of Australia, the Maoris of New Zealand, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians of the USA, Pacific Islanders, First Nation Communities of Canada and others, as well as racial and ethnic minorities including peoples of black African descent, the migrant populations, and other groups, particularly those living in economically disadvantaged communities.