Cuban doctor Miguel Almaguer, discusses the results of tests with a mother and her teenage son from the community of Ciudad Romero,
as part of a series of medical investigations carried out by the 'Nefrolempa' health team into the high incidence of chronic renal failure in the region.
Community of Ciudad Romero, 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.