IPSA's Discussion of Chronic Disease and Economic Development in Nicaragua with La Isla Foundation

In recent decades, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has emerged as a devastating epidemic in the agricultural communities near Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Studies have shown a developing epidemiological pattern that differs from traditional causes, with CKD most prevalent among young, male agricultural workers.

La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 with the aim of reducing the burden of disease on affected communities. By engaging with individuals on the ground and coordinating the efforts of health institutions from around the world, La Isla Foundation has helped bring attention to communities which sit at the fault lines of global issues.

Join the International Public Service Association (IPSA), Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students (ALAS), Wagner Health Network (WHN), and Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) for a presentation by the La Isla Foundation with a Q and A session and a reception to follow.

Read more at the Huffington Post website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/12/mystery-disease-central-america_n_1272286.html