Apr 07, 2021 / 18:14

Cho Ray Hospital recognized as regional nephrology training center

A regional training center, sellected by ISN, plays an important role in improving the treatment of kidney diseases in developing countries.

Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City) has been sellected to be a regional training center of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in Southeast Asia in a five-year term.

Along with two training centers in Malaysia and Thailand, Cho Ray Hospital is the third unit named in the ISN’s list of 21 medical centers globally.

The training will focus on building capacity for medical students and health professionals, organizing training workshops on topics relevant to the regional situation and sharing expertise.

The five-year accreditation will be renewed if the healthcare center continues to satisfy the ISN's criteria.

 HCM City's hospital is the third unit named in the ISN’s list of 21 medical centers globally. Photo: Cho Ray Hospital


According to the ISN, regional training centers play an important role in its efforts to improve the treatment of kidney diseases in developing countries.

The ISN, based in Brussels (Belgium), picks the best medical facilities in low- and middle-income countries to provide training in nephrology, including general nephrology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

The ISN is a global professional association dedicated to advancing kidney health worldwide through education, grants, research, and advocacy.

Through its members and in collaboration with national and regional societies, the ISN engages 30,000 health professionals from across the globe to reduce the burden of kidney diseases and provide optimal health care for patients.

The ISN advocates closing the gaps in available care and promoting kidney health in the international health policy agenda through collaboration with global partners.

With the support of a wide range of partnerships, the ISN has developed a set of core grant programs enabling nephrologists around the world to access or contribute to education, training, as well as partnerships that help improve nephrology care in low and middle-income countries to reduce the impact of kidney disease worldwide.