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Climate change-fuelled natural disasters and chronic kidney disease: a call for action

People with kidney disease are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters and extreme weather events. As climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of these events, a robust response is needed to improve disaster preparedness and increase the resilience of these patients.

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Fig. 1: Kidney care preparedness for natural disasters using the Ready–Set–Go framework.


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The authors would like to thank Robert P. Loeper (Fresenius Kidney Care, Waltham, MA) for his insight on disaster response.

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P.K. is an employee of the Renal Research Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care, and holds stock in Fresenius Medical Care. A.S. declares no competing interests.

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Sapkota, A., Kotanko, P. Climate change-fuelled natural disasters and chronic kidney disease: a call for action. Nat Rev Nephrol 19, 141–142 (2023).

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