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Desperately poor Filipinos sell kidneys

The men living in the tough Baseco dockside shantytown on Manila Bay carry one of two badges to prove they belong – tattoos for the gang members and surgical scars for the kidney sellers. Built on muck dredged from the bay on the orders of former first lady Imelda Marcos Read more »

The burden of kidney disease in the Philippines

By Romina Angangco Danguilan – The cost of treatment is not limited to the cost of dialysis. Rather, the cost is multiplied a hundredfold, and becomes the burden of an entire family. Each year an estimated 120 Filipinos per million population (PMP) develop kidney failure. This means that about 10,000 Read more »