Need for a Jordanian National Registry of Chronic Renal Disease

Kamal F. Akl, Riyad Said


Objective: There is sparse information on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in developing countries which harbor the vast majority of the population with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Data for children are inaccurate, with frequent underreporting of CKD.

Methods: With the escalating incidence of chronic kidney disease, it becomes obvious that there is a need for a Jordanian National Renal Registry (JNRR). This should be accomplished by the Ministry of Health, after establishing a national kidney foundation.

Conclusion: The Jordanian Society of Nephrology should be actively involved. The Registry should have representatives from the universities, government, armed forces, and private sectors. The registry should be considered as a national treasure.


Jordanian National Renal Registry (JNRR), Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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