ISN-GKHA (Atlas): Findings and policy implications for Latin America

Approximately 850 million people are affected by CKD worldwide. The global burden of kidney failure is significant and is linked to high treatment costs and extensive impacts on the health and well-being of people living with kidney disease. The ISN–Global Kidney Health Atlas (ISN–GKHA) identified significant gaps in access to and quality of care for patients living with kidney disease across ISN regions and World Bank income groups. This webinar explores structures and financing of kidney care across countries in Latin America. 

Learning objectives:

- To understand the scope of ISN-GKHA findings in Latin America
- To understand the extent and existing gaps in provision and access to kidney care across country income groups in Latin America
- To highlight the policy implications for ISN-GKHA for countries in this region

Further reading: 

ISN–Global Kidney He

Aminu Bello


Dr Aminu Bello, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACP, FASN. Professor/Consultant Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta. Dr. Bello qualified as MD in Nigeria and underwent specialist clinical training in internal medicine and nephrology in Nigeria, UK and Canada. He obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), completed his Masters with Distinction and PhD degrees in Nephrology/Epidemiology at the University of Sheffield in the UK (supervised by Prof Meguid El-Nahas). After completing his PhD, he went on to complete a post-doctoral clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at the University of Alberta, Canada (supervised by Dr Marcello Tonelli). Dr Bello is a physician-scientist with major research interests in improving outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), preventing disease progression and reducing risk of complications, development of innovative care delivery models, and quality improvement. He is a member of the Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN), a successful established team of scientists, health care policy-makers, clinical leaders, educators, and knowledge translation experts that studies health services solutions to reduce the burden of CKD and other chronic diseases. He has over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has keen interests in global health initiatives to improve nephrology practice and education in the emerging nations.

Magdalena Madero


Alejandro Ferreiro Fuentes



ISN-GKHA (Atlas): Findings and policy implications for Latin America
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