Tag Archive for ‘end-stage renal disease’

Surgeons lead educational program to improve kidney care in Vietnam

In this article, the authors describe how they used a scholarship from the Vietnam Education Foundation to develop an educational course designed to improve care and outcomes of patients with kidney disease. The evolution of this type of training program and its role in global health care also are presented.

Surgeons bring RRT to patients in Guyana

A network of U.S. kidney transplant surgeons and Guyanese health care professionals worked together to develop a program to deliver free renal replacement therapy to Guyanese patients. This article describes the 14 medical missions the authors made to Guyana, with an emphasis on logistics and outcomes of the team’s public-private partnership. This model is now being extended to the CARICOM (Caribbean community), a group of 15 countries in the Caribbean basin.


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