CKD Africa Genes – RDG

CKD due to Genetic Factors in people of African ancestry (CKD Africa Genes)

  • Aims of the Group

    People of African or Afro-Caribbean ancestry are five times more likely to have kidney disease.  They also develop kidney failure when they are about ten years younger than white people.  The connection between ethnicity and kidney disease is complex.  There have been some new scientific discoveries which may help us to begin to understand the cause of this problem and develop treatments, but much more work is needed.

  • Patient Support Group
  • Group Members
    • Dr Kate Bramham, King’s College London, RDG Lead
    • Dr Rachel Hung, The Royal London Hospital, Trainee Representative
    • Dr Kathryn Griffiths, Queen Elizabeth Hospital,Woolwich, Trainee Representative
    • Ms Patricia Gooden, Patient Representative
    • Prof Frank Post, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • Prof Dorothea Nitsch, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Dr Laurie Tomlinson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Prof Claire Sharpe, King’s College London
    • Dr Refik, Gokmen, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    • Ms Roseline Agyekum, King’s Kidney Care/King’s College London
    • Dr Adam Rumjon, North Middlesex and Royal Free Hospitals
    • Ms Sabina Smith, King’s Kidney Care, Denmark Hill, London
    • Dr Gavin Dreyer, Royal London and Bart’s NHS Foundation Trust London
Africa-CKD RDG Version 1 Updated September 2020
Written by the Africa-CKD Rare Disease Group