Cyprus Renal Association: Establishment and Goals
Nephrology in Cyprus began timidly its first steps only in the 80’s, initially with the organization of Nephrological Departments in public hospitals, while progressively developed in the private sector. The initially small number of Nephrologists did not allow for years the establishment of a Scientific Society, which was achieved just recently.
The Cyprus Renal Association (CRA) was founded in 2009 as a non-profit association, aiming at the development of Nephrology/Pediatric Nephrology in Cyprus and the improvement of the level of provision of specialized and high-quality Nephrology services to adults and children, based on European and International standards.
CRA aims at the promotion and implementation of any measure that will contribute to the prevention or slowing of the progression of kidney diseases or treatment of kidney diseases, while also supports and promotes the development of kidney transplants in Cyprus. In order to achieve this, CRA contributes to the continuous education and professional support of its members, while at every opportunity and in every way contributes to the continuous awareness of the public in the effort to promote renal health.
For the same purpose and with a high sense of duty, CRA also exercises its advisory role with the relevant state and governmental bodies, in order to ensure the best Nephrology/Pediatric Nephrology services to the kidney patient.