Harnessing and sharing knowledge, application of best practices, preventing occurrence & guaranteeing treatment and ensuring welfare of the affected through a process of coordination.
The keen interest of H.E the president (Sri Lanka), in eradication and prevention of chronic kidney disease spreading specially in 10 districts led the establishment of the Presidential Task force on Prevention of Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology. Primary Objective of the task force is to manage the chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) and prevent further spreading with the coordination of respective authorities and ensure, awareness, preventive and welfare measures are in place to the benefit of the effected community
Background to Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a widespread disease caused by wide range of precipitating factors. According to available health statistics there are approximately 20,000 admissions/ re-admissions of patients with renal failure to government hospitals with approximately 2,000 deaths annually.
Chronic kidney disease of uncertain origin (CKDu) was first detected in the early 90s from North Central Province, which is a toxic nephropathy causing tubular necrosis. It differs from the pathophysiology of CKD caused by Hypertension and Diabetes. CKDu affected areas adjacent to North Central Province were also detected which include Ampara, Badulla, Kurunegala, Matale, Mullative, Trincomalee and Vavuniya Districts.