Children’s National Hospital is joining the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) to bring care to children with kidney disease in Jamaica. With early screenings, diagnosis and optimal treatments, this collaboration will help decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with renal disease.
“This partnership shows our hospital’s willingness to assist with education and resources in a country will fewer resources,” says Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D., division chief of Nephrology at Children’s National. “This is a signal to those within and outside the United States that we live our stated commitment to health equity.”
This effort will focus on:
- Improving clinical training of staff (medical, nursing and allied health) involved in caring for children with kidney disease
- Developing and upgrading services for children and adolescents with kidney diseases
- Educating the community on disease awareness and prevention strategies
IPNA facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise about kidney disease in children in the areas where care is needed most.
“I am excited about our ability to provide specialized clinical training and additional resources to our colleagues in Jamaica,” says Dr. Moxey-Mims. “This will empower them to provide improved care to children with kidney disease on the island through multidisciplinary teams.”