Great Care for Little Kidneys. Everywhere.

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is a global, nonprofit charitable organization that believes that all children deserve to be healthy and receive optimal treatment and care for kidney disease regardless of their economic level or political choice. IPNA facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise without barriers, does not discriminate and is committed to international understanding. Through our programs, IPNA works to disseminate knowledge about kidney disease in children in the areas where care is needed most, and IPNA is the ONLY organization in the world today providing these services for children with kidney disease.

IPNA's 2019 Congress has concluded. Thank you to the organizing committee for making this Congress that was attended by professionals representing 113 countries enormously successful. The abstracts are now available online. Click here to download them.  The conclusion of Congress also marks the end of Dr. Pierre Cochat's service as President of IPNA. Dr. Cochat has made immeasurable progress in programs and thus impact during his 6 years of leadership. We are grateful for Dr. Cochat's service and inspired by his dedication.

IPNA now welcomes Prof. Hui Kim Yap of Singapore as President, who will continue to propel the organization's activities to reach even more children with kidney disease around the globe.

At IPNA, we teach and train through fellowships, teaching courses, junior classe s and more. When one IPNA doctor trains 100 doctors in a developing country, thousands of children receive care, and lives are saved. While the impact of our programs leads to positive outcomes, the value of having access to just one IPNA- trained doctor is absolutely immeasurable to a family who is desperately trying to save their child’s life.

World Kidney Day 2020 Announced

In 2020, World Kidney Day is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is going back to basics. The mission is more relevant than ever. One in ten adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Moreover, CKD is projected to become the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040. This statistic is simply unacceptable. World Kidney Day continues to raise awareness on the increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and to strive for kidney health for everyone, everywhere.

Click the image above to visit the World Kidney Day website and learn more about World Kidney Day 2020 and how to get involved.

Today and everyday, you can make an impact on global kidney health in children by supporting IPNA’s programs. Your donation will further strengthen our community medical systems around diagnosis and treatment to address the disparity in healthcare in developing nations. Please join us in caring for Little Kidneys.

IPNA is committed to nonprofit transparency and has proudly reached the Silver Transparency Level on GuideStar, a charity watchdog service. The GuideStar database includes roughly 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations in the US, and less than 1 percent of these organizations have reached this Silver Transparency Level. At IPNA, we know that there are millions of ways that you can spend your charitable dollars to help good causes around the globe. Support IPNA today and know that your generous gift in any amount is being used responsibly to further our mission and save Little Kidneys.

Regardless of how you give, SAVING CHILDREN’S LIVES is the impact of your gift. Please give today.

Whether you are a medical professional wanting to collaborate with others or a family caring for a child with kidney disease needing support, there are events happening all over the globe.

IPNA Teaching Courses Reach Nearly 1,100 Medical Professionals Since November 2016

This initiative will increase the quantity and quality of demographic information about pediatric ESRD and RRT.

Saving Lives Is the Real Impact of Your Gift.

IPNA Little Kidneys Trains Doctors about kidney disease pain and symptoms in children and how to treat kidney failure.


pays for a doctor from a developing country to receive IPNA membership benefits and resources.

IPNA Little Kidneys responds to worldwide emergencies and natural disasters by ensuring those who need kidney disease care receive it.


supports doctors traveling to disaster areas to treat children with kidney disease.

IPNA Little Kidneys need better trained doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat kidney disease.


covers the cost of one fellowship at an IPNA Training Center.

IPNA Little Kidneys gets pediatric nephrologists in developing countries the information that they so desperately need and want.


pays for 10 courses taught in developing countries.

Your Donation In Any Amount Can Help Change the Fate of a Child.