International Society of Nephrology Global Kidney Health Atlas: structures, organization, and services for the management of kidney failure in Newly Independent States and Russia

Elena Zakharova, Abduzhappar Gaipov, Aminu K. Bello, David W. Johnson, Vivekanand Jha, David C.H. Harris, Adeera Levin, Syed Saad, Maryam Khan, Deenaz Zaidi, Mohamed A. Osman, Feng Ye, Meaghan Lunney, Marcello Tonelli, Ikechi G. Okpechi, Alexander Zemchenkov, Irma Tchokhonelidze

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Abstract

The International Society of Nephrology Global Kidney Health Atlas analyzed the current state of kidney care in Newly Independent States and Russia. Our results demonstrated that the Newly Independent States and Russia region was not an exception and showed the same effect of chronic kidney disease on health and its outcomes, facing many difficulties and challenges in terms of improving kidney care across the countries. This work summarized and presented demographics, health information systems, statistics, and national health policy of the region, as well as characteristics of the burden of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure (KF) of participating countries. Besides significant economic advancement in the region, the collected data revealed existing shortage in KF care providers, essential medications, and health product access for KF care. Moreover, there was low reporting of kidney replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation) quality indicators and low capacity for long-term hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation. The financial issues and funding structures for KF care across the region needs strategic support for fundamental changes and further advancement. This article emphasizes the urgent need for further effective regional and international collaborations and partnership for establishment of universal health care systems for KF management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e57-e65
JournalKidney International Supplements
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • chronic kidney disease
  • dialysis
  • funding
  • kidney failure
  • kidney registries
  • workforce

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