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Pediatr Nephrol. 2005 Sep;20(9):1205-7. Epub 2005 May 26.

Training in pediatric nephrology for developing countries.

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  • 1Children's Kidney Care Center, Department of Pediatrics, St. John's Medical College Hospital, 560034 Bangalore, India.


During recent years, there has been an increasing demand for specialized care for children with kidney diseases, even in developing countries with limited resources. It is imperative to provide suitable facilities for appropriate and relevant training in pediatric nephrology to promote growth of pediatric nephrology in these areas. The training should give emphasis on preventive aspects, early diagnosis of common diseases and their optimum management with available resources. It should focus on locally prevalent renal diseases. The training programs should take into consideration the socioeconomic and cultural framework of the local community when designing curricula. To overcome the shortage of pediatric nephrology health professionals in the developing countries, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association has taken initiatives to support development of such training programs.

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