Prevention strategies for chronic kidney disease in Latin America: a strategy for the next decade--a report on the Villarica Conference

Ren Fail. 2006;28(8):611-5. doi: 10.1080/08860220600925669.


Representatives from 19 Latin American countries gathered to report and deliberate on both the present and future implications of the growing epidemic of chronic kidney disease-as well as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension-and to define the role that national health systems need to adopt in order to cope with them. Country-by-country reports provided an excellent overview of the current state of health care in general and chronic diseases in particular. The meeting concluded with a consensus statement on the most urgent needs for the next decade.

MeSH terms

  • Awareness
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / prevention & control*
  • Latin America / epidemiology
  • Patient Advocacy / education
  • Patient Advocacy / trends
  • Primary Prevention / education
  • Primary Prevention / trends*
  • Risk Factors