Map: Kidney disease deaths in Central America, 2009

 

This map of Central America shows the number of kidney disease deaths in 2009, as well as the increase in mortality rates over the four-year period from 2005-2009.

 

Chronic kidney disease is killing some of the world's poorest workers
Healthcare

Mysterious kidney disease now ‘top priority’ in Central America

Apr 29, 2013
Javier Pulido Zapata, a sugarcane worker who died of chronic kidney disease at age 35, is lowered into his grave at the cemetery in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua
Healthcare

Key Findings

Mar 14, 2012
A wave of chronic kidney disease is devastating communities along the Pacific coast of Central America

Costa Rica to study kidney disease afflicting sugarcane workers

Feb 06, 2012
CKD Patient
Healthcare

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

Dec 12, 2011
Javier Pulido Zapata, a sugarcane worker who died of chronic kidney disease at age 35, is lowered into his grave at the cemetery in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua

Project methodology: Island of the Widows

Dec 12, 2011
In an effort to combat dehydration, the sugar company in La Isla, Nicaragua, started handing out this Gatorade-type drink to cane cutters, but some workers say they only receive one 300 milliliter bag a day

About This Project: Island of the Widows

Dec 12, 2011
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