Projects dear to us

Swiss camp for children with kidney disease

The first holiday camp for children with kidney disease and their siblings was held in Switzerland more than 30 years ago. The camp has always been organised by Zurich Children’s Hospital’s Renal Department. This summer camp gives sick children and adolescents the opportunity to socialise, whilst giving their families respite for a week.

The Swiss Kidney Foundation is supporting this camp in 2021

Access to expensive kidney treatments in Switzerland

For a long time, nephrologists have been fighting for fair access to medical care and against shortages of resources, especially since transplants and chronic dialysis have become possibilities. Medical science is making rapid progress with highly promising treatments that can protect kidney function for patients with kidney disease. Many of these new medicines are expensive, however, and not accessible to all patients. Nephrologists are therefore having to once more be at the forefront of the fight for fairer access to these new, expensive therapies. Read more…

The Swiss Kidney Foundation started supporting this important and interesting project in 2021.

Dr. med Valerie A. Luyckx MD, MSc, PhD
PD Dr. med. Giuseppina Spartà, eMBA
Prof. Dr. med Thomas F. Mueller MD
Institute of Biomedical Ethics and the History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 30, 8006 Zurich

Expert conference on nephrological care

The Interessengemeinschaft Nephrologie – Nephrology Interest Group (IG-Nephrologie) for German-speaking Switzerland is a professional association made up of nurses working in all areas of nephrology. Founded in 1989, IG-Nephrologie now numbers around 150 nurses spread across German-speaking Switzerland.

IG-Nephrologie has been organising expert conferences for years, and these have been supported by the Swiss Kidney Foundation for some time.