Fifty years ago, there weren’t very many cases of children being born with kidney disease. But today there are so many such cases that the World Pediatric Project and its Belize branch, have found it necessary to hold its second nephrology project for children with kidney disease. Project Manager with the World Pediatric Project, Candice Joseph, says that on Thursday and Friday of this week, children from birth to twenty one will have access to free kidney clinics by a visiting nephrologist.
Candice Joseph – Project Manager
“We’re bringing in a specialist, a nephrologist Dr. Irene Resteino and we are going to be hosted by the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Dr. Resteino is a nephrologist from the King’s Daughter’s Children’s Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia and she runs a paediatric dialysis unit there and she is going to be doing evaluation of our children here, it is going to be from birth to 21 years of age, anyone experiencing kidney problems. Her main objective is to come here and to work alongside our professionals here to teach them how to help manage kidney disease on a long term basis, not to come here and have the clinic but to teach them how to manage this problem.”
Joseph says that any parent whose child has been diagnosed with kidney disease or is experiencing urinary problems can take that child to the clinic at the KHMH on Thursday or Friday of this week or call cell numbers: 610-2606 or 651-9986 to register your child for the clinic.