Members of the community of Nueva Esperanza waiting to hear news of the results of medical tests carried out by the Nefrolempa health project, a series of investigations into the high incidence of chronic renal failure in the region.
Community of Nueva Esperanza, Bajo Lempa, El Salvador. 2011
The 'Nefrolempa' research project is a collaboration between the El Salvador Ministry of Health, the Nephrology Institute of Cuba's Ministry for Public Health and the United Bajo Lempa Committee Association. The aim of the project is to investigate the reasons for the high levels of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) suffered by the communities within the Bajo Lempa region. It is exploring whether the use of agrochemicals might be a factor in the prevalence of the disease.