In order to provide an academic response to the search for the causes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the Central American Program of Health, Environment and Work (SALTRA) organized the “First International Workshop of Research on the Epidemic of Mesoamerican Nephropathy” in November 2012, with the participation of 52 researchers from 15 countries. The workshop resulted in three important products for scientific advancement in this topic:
1.The publication of a Technical Report summarizing the state of art of the hypotheses about the causes and specific recommendations for the design of coordinated scientific research in the region.
2. The signing of a Declaration of the participating researchers.
3.The creation of a consortium of researchers to facilitate collaboration among scientists conducting research on the topic.
Link MeN Report 2012
Link Statement 2012