Our Programme for World Kidney Day 2021: Coming Soon!

The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. This has been done in order to both increase education and awareness about effective symptom management and patient empowerment, with the ultimate goal of encouraging life participation. The Renal Association is getting ready for this challenge! Do you want to help us? Please get in touch!

Kidneys Matter

Welcome. The Renal Association (of Mauritius) is a group of health professionals working together to improve the care of patients with kidney disease by promoting the highest standard of medical practice. Our focus is Mauritius but we form part of the global nephrology community through our affiliation of the International Society of Nephrology. We welcome all interested team members working and training in clinical care of kidney patients and related fields as well as doing research in kidney disease.

The Founding Members

From left to right: Dr O Bheekharry, Dr S Fedally, Dr P Ancharaz, Dr D Ip, Dr S Gaya, Dr M Rughooputh, Dr R Mohungoo, Dr K Fagoonee.

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine focused on the kidneys, specifically normal kidney function, the preservation of kidney health, and kidney disease and its treatment, from diet and medication to dialysis and kidney transplantation. Find out more.

Did you know?

In 2017, 1.2 million people died from kidney failure, an increase of 41.5% since 1990.

Global Burden of Disease Study 2017


Reports of events related to the association and the local nephrological community.

Supporting Kidney Patients in COVID-19 times

Kidney patients are at high risk and especially those on dialysis. We are doing our best to support and advise our patients and keep them safe.

What are our activities?

They are centred around promoting nephrology and fighting kidney disease.

The Kidney Club

Our portal to education and the latest updates in Nephrology.

History of Nephrology

Our project to record the history of the early years of Nephrology in Mauritius.


We are registered with the Medical Council of Mauritius as a CPD provider.

Learn about kidney health

Discover our Kidney Info pages. These are intended to provide general information to the patients and relatives about kidneys, kidney disease and kidney medicine. We hope they will be of interest. For medical advice suitable for your personal circumstances, you need to see a qualified health professional. Check our disclaimer.

The Kidney Magazine

Illustration by Dr Rizwan Hamer

Our magazine about the lighter side of kidney life is in preparation. Watch this space!

Do you want to join as a member?

Find out how to join!