Welcome to the website of the NKFSA (National Kidney Foundation of South Africa).
We trust that visitors to our site will find interesting information of a clinical nature, as well as useful and interesting advice on preventing kidney disease. Kidney disease is classified as a non-communicable disease and is progressive in nature, although the progression can be slowed down or in some cases almost halted through proper care. It is estimated that 1 out of 10 people internationally have kidney disease but it can be as much as 1 out of 8 in South Africa. The objectives of the NKFSA is to prevent kidney disease, assist in the treatment of kidney patients through education and awareness, administration of research grants, patient support through information and ensuring high standards in the treatment of kidney disease. Knowledge is power, and to this end we also support the development of outreach programmes, international liaison and the ongoing development and implementation of a kidney disease registry.