IPNA Sister Program

Program Aim

Linking developing pediatric renal units in less well resourced regions (EMERGING CENTRE) to experienced pediatric renal units in well resourced regions (SUPPORTING CENTRE) on a 1 to 1 basis.

Assist in improving:

  • Clinical training of staff (medical, nursing and allied health staff) involved in caring for children with kidney disease
  • Developing and upgrading services for children and adolescents with kidney diseases
  • Education of the community regarding disease awareness and preventative strategies
  • Clinical research development

NB Educational Grant and not a Service grant – i.e. not to buy medication and equipment.

Read more about the first Sister Centre project here.

Criteria

  • Priority to Host centres from Emerging Countries to be teamed on application with Mentor centre
  • Centres in similar geographic proximity are encouraged
  • Preference to a centre who has a previously trained IPNA fellow
  • Both applicants (EC) and (SC) must be IPNA members

Requirements for paired application

EMERGING CENTRE

SUPPORTING CENTRE

Name and position of Applicant with CV

Centre – Name and geographic region
Support letter from Hospital CEO

Motivation for application including needs and goals for 2 year commitment Motivation for application – How supoporting centre can support Emerging Centre for 2 year commitment
Financial plan – with breakdown of how money will be spent

Existing hospital facilities including:
– Number of staff
– Number of paediatric beds and any dedicated renal beds
– Hospital facilities including radiology
– Biopsy and histology capacity
– Dialysis availability and type

Describe assistance in terms of:
– Journal subscription or textbooks
– Webinars
– Emails/Whatsapp support

Main Language of communication
Past IPNA fellows  

Duration

2-years paired program.

Financial plan

Up to a maximum of USD 2500 for a 2-years period.

  • 2 x airline flights – 1 to EC and 1 to SC (presumption that EC/SC may be able to provide accommodation for duration of visit)
  • USD 500 for educational meetings: teaching courses (may be able to host a IPNA teaching course) or educational material for staff and parents/patients

Progress

  • Reviews with assessments of success and challenges of program at 1 year, 2 years and 1 year post completion of program.
  • Keep developing new programs with a 2-year tenure only.

For any Queries, please contact

office@ipna-online.org

IPNA Sister Program

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