Tanzania, Africa
First Program in Tanzania

Tanzania Orphan Children with donated equipment
Orphan children with equipment donated through SKCF.

The town of Moshi sits at the foothills of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro where the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) is located.  In 2009, a group of doctors, nurse, surgeon and laboratory specialists descended on KCMC to start the acute kidney injury treatment program using a very basic treatment called peritoneal. Local doctors and nurses were trained in Brazil with support from the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and became trainers for others upon return to KCMC. With the support and enthusiasm of KCMC’s administration, the program has taken off successfully with supplies shipped from Germany, brought to Moshi by truck from the port city of Dar es Salaam.  SKCF has been working at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi Tanzania since July 2009 where we have a successful program treating acute kidney injury. We have treated over 40 patients to date, with 85% leaving hospital with kidney function restored.

Tanzania Donated Equipment
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical (KCMC) Doctors.

Treatment  for Kidney Failure

The Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation (SKCF) was organized as a public charity in the U.S. with the mission to provide “treatment for kidney failure where none exists”. The emphasis is on the diagnosis, prevention and management of reversible acute kidney injury (AKI) in children and women of childbearing age, goals consistent with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 2015. MDG 4 is to reduce under age five, child mortality by 66% and MDG 5 is to reduce maternal mortality by 75%. The foundation also supports training in care and research for those involved in the delivery of kidney care in parts of the world where little or no local treatment is available.

SKCF work closely with the International Society of Nephrology, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, academia and industry to promote kidney awareness, education and treatment and prevention.