Kidney disease

According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, chronic kidney disease was ranked 27th in the list of causes of total number of deaths worldwide in 1990, but rose to 18th in 2010. Over two million people worldwide currently receive treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive, yet this number may only represent 10% of people who actually need treatment to live. Ÿ


  • Vivekanand Jha

    Professor Vivekanand Jha

    • Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India
    • Professor and Chair of Global Kidney Health, Imperial College, London
    • Conjoint Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • Professor, Prasanna school of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
    • Immediate Past President (2019 – 2021) International Society of Nephrology
  • Martin gallagher

    Professor Martin Gallagher

    • Director, Renal & Metabolic Division
  • Professor John Knight

    • Professorial Fellow, Renal and Metabolic Division
    • Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children’s Hospital, Westmead
  • Associate Professor Meg Jardine

    • Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
    • Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney