The Saving Young Lives Program (SYL) aims to develop sustainable peritoneal dialysis (PD) programs to treat patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in low resource settings.
From its inception in 2012, the plan has been to provide basic support in terms of supplies procurement, education and training of physicians and nurses and funding for supplies to start PD programs for patients with AKI needing renal replacement therapy with the programs becoming fiscally sustainable after 2 to 3 years.
The first phase of the project was financed by a grant from the Kaplan foundation from 2012 to 2016, in cooperation with the Sustainable Kidney care Foundation.
The project is now in its second phase and is self-financed through an agreement of the four international societies:
→ Learn more about the SYL
→ SYL Couse in Cape Town Report, February 2020
→ SYL Leaflet 2020
“Saving Young Lives” with acute kidney injury: the challenge of acute dialysis in low-resource settings
William E. Smoyer, Fredric O. Finkelstein, Mignon I. McCulloch, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, John Feehally. Kidney International (February 2016) 89, 254-256.
Saving Young Lives: Provision of acute dialysis in low-resource settings
William E Smoyer, Fredric O Finkelstein, Mignon McCulloch, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, John Feehally. The Lancet. 2016.
Peritoneal Dialysis, Acute Kidney Injury, and the Saving Young Lives Program
Fredric O. Finkelstein, William E. Smoyer, Mary Carter, Ariane Brusselmans, and John Feehally. Perit Dial Int July-August 2014 34:478-480.
July 2020SYL PD Workshop
Yangon and Mandalay Children’s Hospitals, MYANMAR