Find out more about the Saving Young Lives program

The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) is a proud partner of the Saving Young Lives (SYL) Program which is an initiative to develop sustainable programs for treating acute kidney injury in sub-saharan Africa and South-East Asia.

(Photo: Brett Cullis (ISPD) and SYL faculty teaching catheter insertion techniques to over 40 physicians from Cameroon and other sub- Saharan African countries at the AFRAN Congress in March 2017)

Peritoneal Dialysis International, ISPD’s official journal, recently published a special article on the Saving Young Lives Experience in West Africa: “Proceedings of the Saving Young Lives session at the first International Conference of Dialysis in West Africa, Dakar, Senegal in December 2015”. The article summarises presentations at the meeting from 5 centres who have participated in the SYL Program and plans for the SYL Program moving forward in the region.

Click here to view the article in Peritoneal Dialysis International.

You can also watch Fred Finkelstein, ISPD SYL Representative and International Liaison Committee Chair, talk about SYL as part of the SYL interview series here.

For more information about SYL in general and the centres involved in the program, please click here.