Great Care for LIttle Kidneys. In Africa.

Great Care for Little Kidneys. In India.

About Us

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is a global charitable organization managed by an all-volunteer council representing every continent of the world. IPNA operates under the premise 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. 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 collaborates with seven regional pediatric nephology societies around the world.

Our Mission: The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) leads the global efforts to successfully address the care for all children with Kidney disease through advocacy, education, and training

Our Vision: Optimal care for all children with kidney disease.


IPNA is governed by a Board of Councilors who are responsible for managing the affairs of the organization, including committees, grant awards, educational programs, advocacy, publishing Pediatric Nephrology Journal, organizing the International Congress of Pediatric Nephrology and more. For more information about the IPNA Councilors click here.


IPNA is committed to transparency and open dialogue regarding its policies and procedures for distribution of funds. IPNA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable tax-exempt organization designated by the United States Internal Revenue Code. IPNA operates international programs and makes grants to qualifying organizations and institutions. In addition to standard tax deductions available to US Tax Payers, IPNA has contracted with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) to facilitate tax-deductible cross-border donations in Europe. It is a partnership between large, recognized European foundations, which makes it possible to make cross-border donations to organizations. TGE creates a simple administrative procedure for donors and offers a guarantee that the donations will be used directly for high-quality projects. The network also ensures that donations are tax-deductible for the donor in his/her country of origin, in accordance with the current legislation.

Click here to view IPNA’s 990 tax return.


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Strong Partnerships to Get the Job Done for Kids Worldwide

We have joined with a number of like-minded regional pediatric nephrology groups to combine forces and develop financial and logistical solutions faster. It just makes sense.

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Looking for information about membership, fellowships, teaching courses or other educational opportunities? Click on the logo above to visit IPNA's website for medical professionals.